• Great Smoky Mountains National Park Noland Divide Water Quality

    Metadata Updated: March 17, 2021

    Based on studies in the 1980s linking stream water quality (acidification) and atmospheric acid deposition, the GRSM initiated a long-term continuous water quality monitoring program in the early 1990s. The current sampling design consists of two parts: 1) detailed long-term hydrologic and water quality monitoring; and 2) a Park-widestream survey designed to characterize water quality under base-flow conditions throughout the GRSM.&nbsp. Park-wide stream survey (also called Long-term Synoptic Stream Water Quality Monitoring) began in October 1993 to monitor water quality in GRSM streams, and simultaneously assess possible correlations between GRSM water chemistry and atmospheric sources of acid-generating pollutants. Five NDW hydrological stations were installed to monitor the potential effects of long-term acid deposition. These stations include: wet precipitation (open site, OS), throughfall (TF), soil water from lysimeters, and two streamlets (southeast, SE; and northeast, NE sites). This monitoring design provides a means to assess impacts from acidic deposition, both wet and dry deposition (OS, TF sites), effects of soil biogeochemical processes on pollutant fate and transport, and stream acidification response based on levels of atmospheric acid inputs to the watershed.

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    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021

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    Harvested from NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Identifier NPS_DataStore_2223177
    Data First Published 2020-11-23
    Data Last Modified 2020-11-23
    Category Generic Dataset
    Public Access Level public
    Bureau Code 010:24
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    Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
    Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
    Data Quality True
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    Harvest Source Id a73e9b95-126c-4791-a8f2-46fc064cdc62
    Harvest Source Title NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store
    Homepage URL https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2223177
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents http://www.epa.gov/storet/dw_home.html, https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2223177
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 4a6fa5331dd847e452706c17aa65ba22e2e36f22
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -84.0139,35.42586,-83.0425,35.84241

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