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Water Quality Samples for Montana

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Questions or concerns about USGS data and data products in Montana and Wyoming can be directed to the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center Data Management Section.

UPDATED July 25, 2022: The following stations are part of a short-term project and are scheduled to be discontinued on September 30, 2022 if alternative funding can not be secured.
  • 06192900 Dugout Creek near mouth, near Willsall, MT
  • 12355342 Hallowat Creek above Kletomus Creek, near Olney, MT
  • 12355347 Big Creek below Lookout Creek, near Apgar, MT

Please contact the Wyoming-Montana Science Center for more information.

To view additional data-quality attributes, output the results using these options: one result per row, expanded attributes.
Additional precautions are here.


USGS 12323840 Lost Creek near Anaconda MT

Deer Lodge County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 17010201
Latitude  46°09'40.77", Longitude 112°53'37.67" NAD83
Drainage area 26.5  square miles
Gage datum 5,100 feet above NAVD88
Output formats
Parameter Group Period of Record table
Inventory of available water-quality data for printing
Inventory of water-quality data with retrieval
Tab-separated data, one result per row
Tab-separated data one sample per row with remark codes combined with values
Tab-separated data one sample per row with tab-delimiter for remark codes
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Sample
Datetime
Time
datum
 
Time
datum
reliability
code
 
Sample
Medium
Code
 
Agency
Collecting
Sample,
Code
 




Stream
width,
feet
(00004)



Temper-
ature,
water,
deg C
(00010)



Temper-
ature,
air,
deg C
(00020)




Weather
WMO
code
(00041)


Instan-
taneous
dis-
charge,
ft3/s
(00061)

Number
of
sam-
pling
points,
count
(00063)




Gage
height,
feet
(00065)
Specif-
ic
conduc-
tance,
wat unf
uS/cm @
25 degC
(00095)
Hydro-
gen
ion,
water,
unfltrd
calcd,
mg/L
(00191)

pH,
water,
unfltrd
field,
std
units
(00400)

pH,
water,
unfltrd
lab,
std
units
(00403)


Carbon
dioxide
water,
unfltrd
mg/L
(00405)


Organic
carbon,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00681)


Hard-
ness,
water,
mg/L as
CaCO3
(00900)
Noncarb
hard-
ness,
wat flt
lab,
mg/L as
CaCO3
(00905)



Calcium
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00915)


Magnes-
ium,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00925)



Sodium,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00930)



Sodium
adsorp-
tion
ratio
(00931)

Sodium
frac-
tion
of
cations
percent
(00932)


Potas-
sium,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00935)


Chlor-
ide,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00940)



Sulfate
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00945)


Fluor-
ide,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L
(00950)


Silica,
water,
fltrd,
mg/L as
SiO2
(00955)



Arsenic
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01000)



Arsenic
water,
unfltrd
ug/L
(01002)



Cadmium
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01025)



Cadmium
water,
unfltrd
ug/L
(01027)



Copper,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01040)

Copper,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01042)

Iron,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01045)



Iron,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01046)



Lead,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01049)

Lead,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01051)
Manga-
nese,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01055)


Manga-
nese,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01056)



Zinc,
water,
fltrd,
ug/L
(01090)

Zinc,
water,
unfltrd
recover
-able,
ug/L
(01092)
Alka-
linity,
wat flt
fxd end
lab,
mg/L as
CaCO3
(29801)


Gage
height
above
datum
meters
(30207)


Dis-
charge,
instan-
taneous
m3/s
(30209)



Transit
rate,
sampler
ft/s
(50015)



Site
visit
purpose
code
(50280)
Turbdty
white
light,
det ang
90+/-30
corrctd
NTRU
(63676)
Dis-
solved
solids,
sum of
consti-
tuents,
mg/L
(70301)


Dis-
solved
solids,
water,
ton/d
(70302)

Dis-
solved
solids,
water,
tons/
acre-ft
(70303)
Suspnd.
sedimnt
sieve
diametr
percent
<0.0625
mm
(70331)




Sample
purpose
code
(71999)
Sample
loc-
ation,
distanc
down
stream,
feet
(72104)
Sample
loc-
ation,
distanc
up-
stream,
feet
(72105)


Sampler
nozzle
mater-
ial,
code
(72219)


Sampler
nozzle
di-
ameter,
code
(72220)
Sus-
pended
sedi-
ment
concen-
tration
mg/L
(80154)
Sus-
pended
sedi-
ment
dis-
charge,
ton/d
(80155)
Vel-
city
at
point
in
stream,
ft/s
(81904)



Sam-
pling
method,
code
(82398)




Sampler
type,
code
(84164)

Sample
split-
ter
type,
field,
code
(84171)

Bottle
or bag
sampler
mater-
ial,
code
(84182)
Specif.
conduc-
tance,
wat unf
lab,
uS/cm @
25 degC
(90095)


Sus-
pended
sedimnt
mass,
grams
(91157)
Suspnd
sedimnt
mass
between
63 um &
4 mm,
grams
(91165)


Type
of
repli-
cate,
code
(99105)
Type
of
sample
related
QA
data,
code
(99111)
1 mL
4.5 N
H2SO4
preser-
vative
lot
number
(99156)
2 mL
7.7 N
HNO3
preser-
vative
lot
number
(99159)
100
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99161)
500
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99163)
750
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99164)
1000
uS/cm
KCl
conduct
stand-
ard lot
number
(99165)



pH 10
Buffer
lot
number
(99171)



pH 4
Buffer
lot
number
(99172)



pH 7
Buffer
lot
number
(99173)

0.45 um
capsule
filter
NWIS
lot
number
(99206)
Julian
date,
in-
bottle
diges-
tion,
ddd
(99870)
2019-10-08 08:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
5.00 5.5 12.0   11 10 2.92 231 0.00001 8.0 8.2 1.9 1.26 111 2 33.4 6.71 3.22 0.13 6 1.34 1.33 11.6 0.43 12.3 4.1 4.3 < 0.030 0.04 0.98 3.8 117 14.8 0.026 0.44 7.7 1.94 < 2.0 2 109 0.89 0.32 0.3 1001 < 2.0 136 4.11 0.18 69       3 5 4 0.12 1.90 10 3044 10 2 236 0.0091 0.0028     40286 40295 30715 30656 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-03-25 09:35
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 2.7 0.0   5.5 16   229 0.00001 8.1 8.2 1.8 0.86 109   32.7 6.75 3.34 0.14 6 1.22 1.27 12.4 0.46 10.7 2.9 3.5 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.1 2.2 44.6 < 10.0 0.062 0.21 2.7 1.05 < 2.0 < 2 112   0.16 0.2 1001 < 2.0 136 2.01 0.18 85       3 5 1 0.01   10 3044 10 2 235 0.0027 0.0004     40286 40299 30763 30713 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-04-14 09:10
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 1.6 0.5   5.3 16   227 0.00001 8.0 8.2 2.1 0.98 113 5 33.5 7.12 3.36 0.14 6 1.38 1.32 11.8 0.45 11.8 3.0 3.6 < 0.030 0.03 1.0 2.7 66.6 < 10.0 < 0.020 0.26 4.1 1.25 < 2.0 < 2 108   0.15 0.2 1001 < 2.0 135 1.94 0.18 78       3 5 3 0.04   10 3044 10 2 229 0.0049 0.0011 30.00 30 40308 40299 30763 30713 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-05-06 10:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 6.1 14.5   14 7   178 0.00001 8.0 8.2 1.6 2.14 86.5 1 26.1 5.17 2.29 0.11 5 1.08       10.9 3.4 5.2 < 0.030 0.09 2.3 33.5 467 20.9 0.122 2.32 14.5 2.65 < 2.0 7 85.4   0.39 0.1 1001 E 5.0       66       3 5 27 1.0   10 3044 200 2 180 0.0387 0.0133   10 40308 40311 30763 30811 30724   20419 20353 20350 10062  
2020-05-18 15:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 12.6 18.5   12 16   164 0.00001 7.8 8.1 2.2 2.51 82.5 5 24.9 4.92 2.33 0.11 6 1.10 0.94 7.11 0.33 11.4 3.6 4.5 < 0.030 0.06 2.5 11.8 240 14.4 0.034 1.07 10.8 2.03 < 2.0 4 77.1   0.35 0.2 1001 E 3.4 99 3.32 0.13 58       3 5 14 0.47   10 3044 10 2 166 0.0253 0.0106     40308 40311 30763 30811 30724   20419   20350 10063 20201000
2020-06-01 15:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 10.1 19.0   55 12   114 0.00001 7.9 8.0 1.4 3.60 56.8 3 17.7 3.03 1.72 0.10 6 0.99 0.64 4.62 0.23 9.81 5.2 7.1 < 0.030 0.13 2.7 21.9 907 27.3 0.076 3.19 24.6 3.34 < 2.0 10 53.5   1.6 0.6 1001 E 12 71 10.6 0.10 59       3 5 49 7.3   10 3044 10 2 115 0.1288 0.0526     40308 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419   20350   20201000
2020-07-14 09:05
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 7.1 14.0   27 6   199 0.00001 7.9 8.2 2.4 1.77 103 2 31.3 6.00 2.83 0.12 6 1.22 1.01 7.93 0.34 11.6 4.8 5.3 < 0.030 0.03 1.4 3.5 110 < 10.0 < 0.020 0.32 6.1 1.35 < 2.0 3 101   0.75 0.1 1001 < 2.0 123 8.82 0.17 54       3 5 5 0.36   10 3044 10 2 201 0.0089 0.0041     40312 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419 20379 20350 10063 20201000
2020-08-18 10:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 10.5 22.5   18 16   238 0.00001 8.1 8.3 1.7 1.26 121 10 37.1 6.98 3.24 0.13 5 1.43 1.14 9.49 0.37 12.4 4.5 4.7 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.1 2.8 81.9 11.4 < 0.020 0.29 5.3 1.90 < 2.0 3 111   0.50 0.1 1001 < 2.0 139 6.56 0.19 63       3 5 3 0.14   10 3044 10 2 235 0.0056 0.0021     40312 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419 20379 20350 10063 20201000
2020-10-14 10:25
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 5.2 5.5     16   246 0.00001 7.9 8.1 2.6 1.65 109 2 32.9 6.44 3.15 0.13 6 1.39 1.48 9.48 0.39 12.0 4.3 4.7 < 0.030 0.05 1.3 7.8 232 15.2 0.036 1.08 10.0 2.69 < 2.0 4 106     0.1 1001 E 2.6 131   0.18 65       3 5 9     10 3045 10 2 222 0.0128 0.0045     40312 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419   20398 10063 20201000
2021-03-23 09:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 2.7 -2.0     14   235 0.00001 7.9 8.3 3.0 0.99 118 8 35.1 7.32 3.53 0.14 6 1.34 1.49 12.7 0.46 11.9 2.8 2.9 0.030 < 0.03 1.0 3.4 68.5 6.2 < 0.020 0.32 3.8 1.16 < 2.0 2 110     0.1 1001 < 2.0 140   0.19 80       3 5 3     10 3044 10 2 236 0.0044 0.0009     40325 40327 30862 30870 30861   20451   20398 10063 20210000
2021-04-13 09:50
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 0.9 0.5     8   228 0.00001 8.1 8.3 1.8 1.22 117 8 34.8 7.26 3.06 0.12 5 1.38 1.13 11.8 0.44 12.1 2.4 2.5 < 0.030 < 0.03 0.97 3.1 81.7 8.0 < 0.020 0.33 4.5 1.92 < 2.0 < 2 108     0.2 1001 < 2.0 137   0.19 84       3 5 3     10 3044 10 2 230 0.0045 0.0007 30.00 30 40325 40327 30862 30870 30861   20480   20422 10063 20211000
2021-05-05 09:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 4.8 11.0     5   190 0.00001 8.1 8.3 1.4 2.17 94.7 4 28.9 5.50 2.51 0.11 5 1.20 0.89 9.16 0.37 11.1 2.6 2.8 < 0.030 0.03 1.5 4.4 147 12.1 0.020 0.50 6.7 1.78 < 2.0 2 90.9     0.2 1001 E 2.1 114   0.16 74       3 5 4     10 3044 10 2 192 0.0072 0.0019   10 40325 40327 30914 30870 30861   20480 20404 20529 10067 20211000
2021-05-18 11:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 7.8 20.0     8   151 0.00001 8.0 8.2 1.4 3.11 73.0 2 22.4 4.14 2.04 0.10 6 1.08 0.84 6.64 0.30 10.5 2.7 4.0 < 0.030 0.09 2.0 14.5 564 18.1 0.037 2.05 20.7 2.56 < 2.0 7 70.6     0.2 1001 E 8.7 90   0.12 72       3 5 31     10 3044 10 2 152 0.0594 0.0167     40325 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480 20468 20529 10067 20211000
2021-06-08 09:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 6.8 13.5     8   152 0.00001 8.0 8.2 1.6 2.29 71.7   22.2 3.96 2.00 0.10 6 1.02 0.89 6.37 0.27 9.87 3.2 4.5 < 0.030 0.05 1.4 8.1 322 13.7 0.030 1.26 11.0 1.60 < 2.0 4 73.6     0.3 1001 E 4.8 91   0.12 57       3 5 21     10 3044 10 2 153 0.0382 0.0165     40336 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480   20529 10067 20211000
2021-07-13 09:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.50 10.0 18.0     7   219 0.00001 8.2 8.3 1.4 1.28 104   32.5 5.62 2.76 0.12 5 1.03 0.80 8.03 0.38 11.6 3.7 3.9 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.3 2.4 72.9 20.7 < 0.020 0.25 4.5 1.85 < 2.0 < 2 108     0.1 1001 < 2.0 128   0.17 74       3 5 4     10 3044 10 2 219 0.0066 0.0017     40336 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480 20468 20529 10067 20211000
2021-10-13 10:30
MST
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.50 3.7 2.5 1 7.3 17 2.71 226 0.00001 8.0 8.2 2.0 1.02 114 2 34.1 6.97 3.28 0.13 6 1.41 0.89 9.67 0.42 13.1 3.8 4.0 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.3 2.2 38.9 9.0 < 0.020 0.15 2.1 0.96 < 2.0 < 2 112 0.83 0.21 0.1 1001 < 2.0 137 2.69 0.19 71       3 5 1 0.02   10 3044 10 2 231 0.0017 0.0005     40336 40339 30926 30840 30939   20480 20468   10075 20211000
2022-03-23 07:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 4.2 0.0 0.0   14   230 0.00001 8.0     0.79                                                           0.1 1001 < 2.0       60 10.00   1.0 3 5 3     10 3044 30 2   0.0068 0.0027   1 40340 40339 30938 30940   30878 20564   20489 10072  
2022-04-19 08:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 4.0 1.5 2   14   222 0.00001 8.1     1.00                                                           0.1 1001 < 2.0       37 10.00 6.0   3   3     10 3044 30 2   0.0084 0.0053 30.00 30 40340 40354 30938 30940   30878 20564   20489 10072  
2022-05-04 07:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
7.00 6.0 6.0 0.0   13   228 0.00001 8.1     1.45                                                           0.0 1001 < 2.0       68 10.00   10.0 3   4     10 3044 30 2   0.0077 0.0025   10 40360 40354 30938 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-05-25 08:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
6.00 9.3 14.0 2   1   198 0.00001 8.0     1.85                                                             1001 < 2.0       76 10.00   20.0 3 5 2     10 3044 30 2   0.0058 0.0014     40360 40354 30938 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-06-08 08:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 7.7 12.0 2   12   155 0.00001 7.9     2.60                                                           0.1 1001 E 4.2         10.00     3 5       10 3044 30 2           40360 40357 30978 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-07-13 08:50
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
8.00 13.1 21.0     8   193 0.00001 8.0                                                                 0.2 1001 < 2.0         10.00     3 5       10 3044 30 2         1 40363 40357 30978 30940   30929 20582 20523 20489 10075  

Water Quality Remark Code Description
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E Estimated