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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: AGRICULTURAL LAND MANAGEMENT TO OPTIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION AT FARM AND WATERSHED SCALES

Location: Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit

Title: Upper Washita River Experimental Watersheds: Nutrient Water Quality Data

Authors
item Starks, Patrick
item Steiner, Jean
item Moriasi, Daniel
item Guzman, Jorge
item Garbrecht, Jurgen
item Allen, P -
item Naney, W -

Submitted to: Journal of Environmental Quality
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 22, 2014
Publication Date: July 14, 2014
Citation: Starks, P.J., Steiner, J.L., Moriasi, D.N., Guzman Jaimes, J.A., Garbrecht, J.D., Allen, P.B., Naney, W.J. 2014. Upper Washita River Experimental Watersheds: Nutrient Water Quality Data. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1280-1297.

Interpretive Summary: Water quality datasets were acquired by the USDA-ARS in three large research watersheds in Oklahoma: the Southern Great Plains Research Watershed (SGPRW), and the Little Washita River and Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watersheds (LWREW and FCREW, respectively). Water quality data in the SGPRW were collected beginning in the early to mid-1960s and continued through 1978, whereas water quality data in the LWREW commenced in the 1960s and continued through the mid-1990s. Data collection began in the FCREW in 2004 and continues through present. The data were collected from streams, unit source watersheds, groundwater wells, and reservoirs. The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of these water quality datasets, sample collection and processing procedures, a basic assessment of the variability in each dataset, and details as to how to access these datasets should the reader want to use them in research, model development, etc.

Technical Abstract: Water quality datasets were acquired by the USDA-ARS in three large research watersheds in Oklahoma: the Southern Great Plains Research Watershed (SGPRW), and the Little Washita River and Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watersheds (LWREW and FCREW, respectively). Water quality data in the SGPRW were collected beginning in the early to mid-1960s and continued through 1978, whereas water quality data in the LWREW commenced in the 1960s and continued through the mid-1990s. Data collection began in the FCREW in 2004 and continues through present. The data were collected from streams, unit source watersheds, groundwater wells, and reservoirs. The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of these water quality datasets, sample collection and processing procedures, a basic assessment of the variability in each dataset, and details as to how to access these datasets should the reader want to use them in research, model development, etc.

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