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ADBNet - Water Quality Assessment Database

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2023

ADBNet is an online database tracking Iowa's water quality assessments. These assessments are prepared under guidance provided by the US EPA under Section 305b of the Clean Water Act. The assessments are intended to estimate the extent to which Iowa's waterbodies meet the goals of the Clean Water Act and attain state water quality standards, and share this information with planners, citizens and other partners in basin planning and watershed management activities. Water quality in Iowa is measured by comparisons of recent monitoring data to the Iowa Water Quality Standards. Results of recent water quality monitoring, special water quality studies, and other assessments of the quality of Iowa's waters are used to determine the degree to which Iowa's rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands support the beneficial uses for which they are designated in the Iowa Water Quality Standards (for example, aquatic life (fishing), swimming, and/or use as a source of a public water supply). Other information from water quality monitoring and studies that are up to five years old are also used to expand the coverage of assessments in the report. Waters assessed as impaired (that is, either partially supporting or not supporting their designated uses) form the basis for the state's list of impaired waters as required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than See Terms License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Created Date January 20, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from Iowa metadata

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 20, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023
Data First Published 2015-02-13
Data Last Modified 2023-08-30
Category Environmental Monitoring
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Id b99375b9-0a36-4269-920a-6778122ddb87
Harvest Source Title Iowa metadata
Homepage URL
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 67a3db21112c9be0e6e8d2c221a5aee55067ebbe33266b003521ee674155acbc
Source Schema Version 1.1

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