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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 12323850 Lost Creek near Galen, MT

Deer Lodge County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 17010201
Latitude  46°13'06.86", Longitude 112°46'27.00" NAD83
Drainage area 60.5  square miles
Gage datum 4,750 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)


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)


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)
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)



pH 10
Buffer
lot
number
(99171)



pH 4
Buffer
lot
number
(99172)



pH 7
Buffer
lot
number
(99173)
Lot no.
first,
inor-
ganic
grade
water,
number
(99200)

0.45 um
capsule
filter
NWIS
lot
number
(99206)
2018-10-16 15:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
19.0 6.5 14.0 67 11 2.14 500 M  8.4 8.4 1.2 4.23 259 89 75.0 17.4 9.49 0.26 7 2.10 4.14 96.9 0.47 15.3 11.8 11.9 0.034 0.06 1.8 3.5 68.7 < 10.0 0.026 0.26 7.5 4.99 < 2.0 3 170 0.65 1.9 0.1 1001 < 2.0 323 58.2 0.44 68 40.00 3 5 25 4.5 2.85 10 3044 10 2 511 0.0369 0.0117 40258 40267 30576 30645 30635 20291   20280   10055
2019-03-26 12:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
15.0 4.5 9.5 74 5 2.12 619 0.00001 8.1 8.2 2.5 7.71 315 156 90.0 22.0 12.6 0.31 8 5.58 6.28 167 0.45 15.8 22.9 26.6 0.046 0.19 5.0 32.7 843 76.0 0.218 3.51 57.4 31.0 5.2 15 159 0.65 2.1 0.5 1001 E 6.9 415 82.6 0.56 66 40.00 3 5 42 8.4 3.60 10 3044 200 2 627 0.0402 0.0138 40280 40282 30614 30656   20356   20350   10055
2019-04-23 13:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 9.0 20.0 68 16 2.17 614 M  8.3 8.4 1.7 2.49 320 139 90.9 22.6 12.5 0.30 8 2.61 5.45 149 0.54 16.8 20.4 23.1 0.048 0.07 2.4 8.8 214 17.5 0.057 0.83 22.4 13.4 2.6 5 181 0.66 1.9 0.3 1001 E 3.3 409 75.3 0.56 72 40.00 3 5 15 2.8 3.00 10 3044 10 2 626 0.0217 0.0061 40280 40282 30614 30656 30635 20356   20350   10055
2019-05-07 11:05
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
12.0 7.0 12.0 58 10 2.08 537 M  8.4 8.4 1.4 1.21 281 109 81.5 18.8 11.0 0.28 8 2.03 4.59 116 0.51 15.3 8.0 10.4 < 0.030 0.08 1.3 8.8 243 10.4 0.040 0.97 21.1 12.6 < 2.0 6 171 0.63 1.6 1.0 1001 E 3.7 352 55.0 0.48 73 40.00 3 5 21 3.3 3.00 10   10 2 547 0.0284 0.0076 40280 40282 30614   30635 20356 20316 20350 81805 10055
2019-05-21 12:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
15.0 7.5 13.0 46 10 1.99 539 0.00001 8.3 8.3 1.6 2.40 256 94 73.4 17.6 9.52 0.26 7 1.94 4.58 126 0.48 14.3 14.7 16.8 < 0.030 0.09 2.0 13.6 357 14.1 0.051 1.42 23.1 11.2 < 2.0 8 161 0.61 1.3 0.4 1001 E 2.4 344 42.8 0.47 84 40.00 3 5 20 2.5 2.00 10 3044 10 2 550 0.0292 0.0047 40280 40282 30614 30656 30635 20356 20316 20350   10055
2019-06-04 11:40
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
17.0 8.0 20.5 53 15 2.07 436 M  8.3 8.3 1.2 2.36 218 81 63.5 14.4 7.53 0.22 7 1.68 3.20 88.6 0.44 13.9 13.2 15.5 < 0.030 0.09 2.9 12.4 305 17.2 0.068 1.31 19.6 9.19 < 2.0 6 137 0.63 1.5 0.3 1001 E 8.0 275 39.1 0.37 84 40.00 3 5 16 2.3 2.80 10 3044 10 2 437 0.0240 0.0038 40280 40282 30715 30656 30635 20356 20316 20350   10057
2019-07-16 12:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
9.00 15.9 21.0 9.9 9 1.46 650 M  8.4 8.4 1.3 1.20 330 143 93.5 23.4 17.2 0.41 10 2.52 5.60 165 0.52 18.8 7.4 7.6 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.4 3.0 70.5 < 10.0 0.025 0.26 10.0 6.51 < 2.0 < 2 186 0.45 0.28 0.2 1001 < 2.0 438 11.7 0.60 51   3 5 19 0.51 0.90 10 3044 10 2 653 0.0230 0.0113 40280 40282 30715 30656 30724 20356 20316 20350   10057
2019-08-20 11:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
10.0 15.0 25.0 18 7 1.54 584 M  8.4 8.3 1.3 1.31 285 108 82.0 19.5 11.8 0.30 8 2.07 4.66 140 0.47 15.4 9.7 10.0 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.5 3.0 67.9 < 10.0 0.036 0.22 7.2 4.59 < 2.0 < 2 177 0.47 0.52   1001 < 2.0 381 18.9 0.52 55   3 5 17 0.84 1.00 10 3044 10 2 592 0.0221 0.0099 40286 40282 30715 30656 30724 20356 20316 20350   10062

Water Quality Remark Code Description
< Less than
E Estimated
M Presence verified but not quantified