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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)




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
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 11:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
16.0 9.0 17.0   55 14 1.96 525 0.00001 8.3 8.3 1.7 1.36 258 85 75.2 17.0 9.84 0.27 8 1.95 4.48 108 0.48 14.8 8.4 8.7 < 0.030 0.03 1.3 3.2 58.9 < 10.0 0.022 0.21 6.8 4.27 < 6.0 2 173 0.60 1.6 0.3 1001 E 2.1 335 50.1 0.46 74       3 5 23 3.4 2.90 10 3044 10 2 534 0.0651 0.0167   40286 40295 30715 30656 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-03-25 13:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 4.7 4.5   48 18   556 0.00001 8.2 8.2 2.1 1.10 279 97 80.8 18.8 11.0 0.29 8 2.06 4.93 123 0.46 15.6 8.9 9.8 0.032 0.07 1.1 8.5 237 < 10.0 0.036 1.02 17.7 7.50 < 2.0 6 182   1.4 0.3 1001 E 3.2 366 47.7 0.50 71       3 5 14 1.8   10 3044 10 2 570 0.0366 0.0107   40286 40299 30763 30713 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-04-14 12:50
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 5.4 6.7   56 12   559 0.00001 8.3 8.2 1.9 1.17 287 108 82.3 19.9 11.5 0.29 8 2.10 5.01 120 0.47 16.4 7.5 9.4 < 0.060 0.08 1.3 10.7 278 < 10.0 0.033 1.21 20.8 10.2 < 4.0 7 180   1.6 0.4 1001 E 4.0 365 54.8 0.50 75       3 5 19 2.9   10 3044 10 2 565 0.0472 0.0118   40308 40299 30763 30713 30724   20356   20350 10062  
2020-05-06 13:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
17.0 9.9 15.0   41 17   607 M  8.3 8.4 1.6 1.08 304 122 87.5 20.8 12.2 0.30 8 2.08 4.91 148 0.40 15.6 7.4 7.6 < 0.030 0.06 0.97 8.7 220 < 10.0 0.037 0.87 18.5 9.05 < 2.0 4 182   1.2 0.2 1001 E 2.9 400 44.7 0.54 56       3 5 26 2.9   10 3044 200   611 0.0498 0.0219   40308 40311 30763 30811 30724   20419 20353 20350 10062  
2020-05-19 12:40
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
12.0 11.2 12.0   30 10   646 M  8.3 8.3 1.7 2.20 337 152 97.0 23.0 12.6 0.30 7 2.30 5.49 166 0.47 16.9 11.0 12.6 < 0.030 0.09 2.0 18.2 248 12.6 0.038 0.98 24.6 15.2 < 6.0 7 186   0.85 0.2 1001 E 3.8 435 35.3 0.59 63       3 5 27 2.2   10 3044 10 2 649 0.0681 0.0250   40308 40311 30763 30811 30724   20419 20353 20350 10063 20201000
2020-06-02 11:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 11.8 20.0   25 12   493 M  8.3 8.3 1.3 1.96 258 109 75.6 16.8 9.32 0.25 7 1.74 3.80 112 0.40 14.7 10.6 10.0 < 0.030 0.04 1.9 6.8 159 10.9 0.047 0.59 13.5 7.86 < 2.0 3 150   0.70 0.2 1001 E 3.6 324 21.7 0.44 87       3 5 6 0.40   10 3044 10 2 500 0.0161 0.0021   40308 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419   20350 10063 20201000
2020-07-14 11:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
16.0 12.4     32 14   543 M  8.4 8.3 1.4 1.28 285 121 82.2 19.5 10.1 0.26 7 1.79 4.37 129 0.43 15.4 7.7 8.7 < 0.030 0.03 1.6 3.8 70.2 < 10.0 0.023 0.25 8.9 6.11 < 2.0 3 164   0.92 0.2 1001 < 2.0 361 31.6 0.49 48       3 5 18 1.6   10 3044 10 2 549 0.0303 0.0159   40312 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419 20379 20350 10063 20201000
2020-08-18 12:20
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 15.3 29.0   34 12   526 M  8.4 8.4 1.3 1.36 276 109 78.9 19.2 11.4 0.30 8 2.02 4.26 110 0.47 16.3 9.6 9.5 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.6 5.6 69.7 < 10.0 0.027 0.31 6.7 3.85 < 2.0 3 167   0.95 0.1 1001 < 2.0 343 31.1 0.47 77       3 5 9 0.82   10 3044 10 2 528 0.0159 0.0037   40312 40311 30763 30811 30831   20419 20379 20350 10063 20201000
2020-10-14 12:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
14.0 5.4 8.0     14   511 0.00001 8.2 8.2 2.2 1.83 246 77 71.8 16.2 9.27 0.26 7 2.46 4.90 92.8 0.48 15.0 9.6 9.1 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.7 3.0 51.6 8.5 0.021 0.20 5.6 3.87 < 2.0 2 169     0.2 1001 < 2.0 314   0.43 64       3 5 1     10 3045 10   497 0.0025 0.0009   40312 40322 30763 30811 30831   20419   20398 10063 20201000
2021-03-23 11:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 3.5 1.5     16   554 0.00001 8.0 8.3 3.6 1.07 287 113 83.2 19.3 11.4 0.29 8 1.97 7.36 117 0.47 16.4 7.8 9.1 < 0.030 0.07 0.90 9.5 264 6.7 0.029 1.17 21.4 11.0 < 2.0 6 174     0.2 1001 E 4.8 361   0.49 81       3 5 12     10 3044 10 2 557 0.0191 0.0037   40325 40327 30862 30870 30861   20451   20398 10063 20210000
2021-04-13 12:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 2.8 5.0     9   540 0.00001 8.2 8.3 1.9 0.99 271 98 78.4 18.4 10.8 0.28 8 1.92 4.37 108 0.46 15.8 4.9 6.2 < 0.030 0.08 0.64 11.5 324 5.7 0.022 1.37 21.0 11.1 < 2.0 7 174     0.2 1001 E 4.8 343   0.47 59       3 5 33     10 3044 10 2 451 0.0831 0.0344   40325 40327 30862 30870 30861   20480   20422 10063 20211000
2021-05-05 11:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 8.4 15.0     12   568 M  8.3 8.4 1.6 1.30 296 121 86.1 19.8 10.8 0.27 7 2.09 4.75 135 0.43 15.3 6.4 7.5 < 0.030 0.06 1.1 8.7 248 6.6 0.032 1.01 19.5 9.82 < 2.0 5 176     0.3 1001 E 4.0 379   0.52 45       3 5 30     10 3044 10 2 572 0.0487 0.0266   40325 40327 30914 30870 30861   20480 20404   10067 20211000
2021-05-18 13:00
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 12.8 16.0     9   586 M  8.5 8.4 1.0 1.27 308 133 89.4 20.5 13.0 0.32 8 2.15 4.65 144 0.43 16.9 6.1 6.5 < 0.030 0.04 1.0 5.4 147 5.3 0.028 0.58 14.9 9.04 < 2.0 3 175     0.1 1001 E 11 396   0.54 35       3 5 23     10 3044 10 2 585 0.0388 0.0252   40325 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480 20468 20529 10067 20211000
2021-06-08 11:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
15.0 11.4 17.0     15   526 M  8.5 8.4 1.0 1.48 261 97 75.5 17.5 9.55 0.26 7 1.81 3.98 124 0.41 14.6 7.9 8.4 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.6 4.0 90.5 7.7 0.032 0.35 10.2 7.23 < 2.0 3 164     0.1 1001 E 2.4 346   0.47 79       3 5 20     10 3044 10 2 529 0.0333 0.0069   40336 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480   20529 10067 20211000
2021-07-13 11:30
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
10.0 16.0 23.0     1   535 0.00001 8.3 8.3 2.1 2.09 217 0.0 52.7 20.8 33.2 0.98 25 3.74 5.36 70.1 0.85 14.5 7.9 7.7 < 0.030 < 0.03 1.7 3.2 53.6 10.5 0.044 0.19 7.3 5.53 < 2.0 < 2 216       1001 < 2.0 331   0.45 90       3 5 8     70 3044 10 2 537 0.0130 0.0013   40332 40332 30914 30870 30922   20480 20468 20529 10067 20211000
2021-10-13 13:15
MST
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 4.9 6.0 2 50 12 1.96 514 M  8.3 8.3 1.5 1.01 264 94 76.4 17.9 10.3 0.28 8 2.09 4.63 105 0.41 15.9 4.6 5.2 < 0.030 0.05 0.73 5.4 151 5.4 < 0.020 0.63 11.4 6.67 < 2.0 4 170 0.60 1.4 0.1 1001 E 2.6 334 45.0 0.45 71       3 5 17 2.3   10 3044 10 2 529 0.0286 0.0082   40336 40339 30926 30840 30939   20480 20468   10075 20211000
2022-03-23 10:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 7.2 12.0 1   17   556 0.00001 8.2     0.85                                                           0.1 1001 E 6.2       63 10.00   20.0 3 5 32     10 3044 30 2   0.1067 0.0393 1 40340 40354 30938 30940   30878 20564   20489 10072  
2022-04-19 11:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
18.0 6.7 8.0 1   17   557 M  8.3     0.94                                                           0.1 1001 E 4.7       70 10.00   10.0 3 5 30     10 3044 30 2   0.0861 0.0255 1 40340 40354 30938 30940   30878 20564   20489 10075  
2022-05-04 10:15
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
13.0 9.1   0.0   17   539 0.00001 8.3     1.23                                                           0.1 1001 E 4.8       49 10.00   10.0 3 5 39     10 3044 30 2   0.1021 0.0520 1 40360 40354 30938 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-05-25 11:00
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
20.0 13.9   1   10   600 M  8.4     1.11                                                             1001 < 2.0       37 10.00 10.0   3 5 16     70 3044 30 2   0.0343 0.0215   40360 40354 30938 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-06-08 10:45
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
20.0 10.2 17.0 2   15   588 M  8.3     1.63                                                             1001 < 2.0         10.00   10.0 3 5       10 3044 30 2         40363 40357 30978 30940   30929 20564 20468 20489 10075  
2022-07-13 11:40
MDT
K
WS
USGS-WRD
0.38 18.6 23.0     15   589 M  8.4                                                                 0.4 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
< Less than
E Estimated
M Presence verified but not quantified