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Surface Water Quality Monitoring Sites

Metadata Updated: April 10, 2015

The MN Department of Agriculture (MDA) is charged with periodically collecting and analyzing water samples from selected locations throughout the state to determine the identity, concentration, and frequency of detections of agricultural chemicals in Minnesota's ground and surface water resources. This file contains the locations of surface water monitoring stations that have been monitored, either historically or currently. MDA divides these sites into three categories: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. These categorizations can change over time based on the monitoring results from the previous year. Tier 1 sites are sampled 4 times from mid-May to mid-July, Tier 2 sites are sampled up to 8 times per year from mid-May to mid-July, and Tier 3 can be sampled an unlimited number of times within a year. Results from this sampling can be found in yearly reports at: Historical sites consist of locations that were sampled May, June and July (at most locations) from 1991 to 1993. Samples were collected by the MPCA and analyzed by the MDA Lab. Results from these samples were reported in the 1996 Common Detection Data Report by MDA.

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Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 10, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2013
Metadata Updated Date April 10, 2015
Reference Date(s) January 1, 9999 (publication)
Responsible Party MN Department of Agriculture (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: By acceptance of this data, the user agrees to include a copy of this metadata record, including the liability disclaimer, whenever the user transmits or provides the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user., Access Constraints: None.
Bbox East Long -89
Bbox North Lat 49.5
Bbox South Lat 43
Bbox West Long -96.5
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Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview File Water Quality Monitoring Sites
Harvest Object Id fa13ca86-4e06-4f22-ade4-0dac3b4cd8e0
Harvest Source Id 5546934e-bbe0-4cff-8926-e70aebfc97cb
Harvest Source Title Minnesota DNR
Licence This data was developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) for its own internal business purposes. MDA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE DATA OR DOCUMENTATION ARE ERROR-FREE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, OR ACCURATE. The user accepts the data 'as is', and is responsible for any consequences resulting from its use. The user should consult the data documentation for this particular data to determine its limitations and the precision with which it may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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