Submitted to: Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/17/2006
Publication Date: 5/17/2006
Citation: Sadler, E.J., Lerch, R.N., Alberts, E.E., Oster, T. 2006. Long-term hydrologic database: Goodwater Creek, Missouri. P 161-68 In. Fowler. D.L. compiler. Proc. 2nd Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, May 16-17, 2006. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC.
Technical Abstract: One of the more valuable Agricultural Research Service (ARS) assets is the long-term record from their permanent watershed network. However, these data have not always been adequately documented, nor made easily available to the public. This report describes ongoing research at the 72 square kilometer Goodwater Creek (GWC) watershed in north-central Missouri with objectives to 1) fully document, 2) provide quality assurance, and 3) make available in web-compatible form historical GWC data. This watershed, instrumented for hydrology in 1971 and water quality in 1993, is dominated by surface runoff. The original installation included three stream weirs, a rain gauge network, piezometers, and climate instruments. The later period included three field-sized watersheds and an automated weather station, plus autosamplers at all weirs. The GWC database will be made available through the ARS STEWARDS (Sustaining the Earth’s Watersheds, Agricultural Research Data System) when it is released.