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Mahantango Creek Experimental Watershed

View of the forested ridges and agricultural valleys that typify the Mahantango Creek Watershed

 

The Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (PSWMRU) operates Mahantango Creek Experimental Watershed, and its experimental subwatershed called WE-38, as outdoor experimental laboratories to conduct research on agricultural management and hydrologic processes that control nutrient loss from nonpoint sources.

Bryant and others (2011) , provide an overview of the research history of Mahantango Creek Experimental Watershed and WE-38. Long-term data records are provided through the database delivery system called STEWARDS: Sustaining the Earth's Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System and as described below.

Representative sites in the WE-38 Experimental Watershed 

 

AVAILABLE DATA

Precipitation

Sites

RB-37 (1968-2007); RE-37 (1968-2007); MD-38 (1979-2007)

site location map

Data

Daily time series

FTP from STEWARDS

5-minute time series

Contact Anthony Buda, Research Hydrologist

Documentation

Buda, A.R. and others (2011)

Buda, A. R., T. L. Veith, G. J. Folmar, G. W. Feyereisen, R. B. Bryant, C. D. Church, J. P. Schmidt, C. J. Dell, and P. J. A. Kleinman (2011), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-term precipitation database, Water Resour. Res., 47, W08702, doi:10.1029/2010WR010058.

Stream Discharge

Site

WE-38 (1968-2007)

site location map

Data

Daily time series

FTP from STEWARDS

5-minute time series

Contact Anthony Buda, Research Hydrologist

Documentation

Buda, A.R. and others (2011)

Buda, A. R., G. W. Feyereisen, T. L. Veith, G. J. Folmar, R. B. Bryant, C. D. Church, J. P. Schmidt, C. J. Dell, and P. J. A. Kleinman (2011), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-term stream discharge database, Water Resour. Res., 47, W08703, doi:10.1029/2010WR010059.

Water Quality

Site

WE-38 (years vary by parameter)

site location map

Data

nitrate-N (1983-2007), ammonium-N (1983-2007), orthophosphate-P (1984-2007)

FTP from STEWARDS

pH, electrical conductivity, water temperature, base cations

Contact Clinton Church, Research Chemist

Documentation

Church, C.D. and others (2011)

Church, C. D., T. L. Veith, G. J. Folmar, A. R. Buda, G. W. Feyereisen, R. B. Bryant, J. P. Schmidt, C. J. Dell, and P. J. A. Kleinman (2011), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-term water quality database, Water Resour. Res., 47, W08704, doi:10.1029/2010WR010060.

Geospatial

WE-38 data

Vector layers: watershed boundary, streams, rain gauges, weir

FTP from STEWARDS

5-m DEM

FTP from STEWARDS

LiDAR data

Contact Tamie Veith, Research Agricultural Engineer

Other relevant data

SSURGO Soils

Soil Data Mart, select Northumberland County

Pennsylvania land cover

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access, PASDA

Pennsylvania geology

PASDA

Orthophotos

PASDA

Digital elevation models and LiDAR

PASDA

Documentation

Bryant, R.B. and others (2011)

Bryant, R. B., T. L. Veith, G. W. Feyereisen, A. R. Buda, C. D. Church, G. J. Folmar, J. P. Schmidt, C. J. Dell, and P. J. A. Kleinman (2011), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Physiography and history, Water Resour. Res., 47, W08701, doi:10.1029/2010WR010056.


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