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ResourceNPSTORET
ProviderNational Park Service
Description

NPSTORET is a complete water quality database management system that allows users to enter information about their water quality monitoring Projects, Stations, Metadata, and Results in a Microsoft Access database in a manner compatible with the National Water Quality Monitoring Council's (NWQMC) core water quality data elements. Users can enter Projects, Stations, Metadata, and Results on their respective templates. A Reports & Statistics template allows users to generate reports, statistics, graphics, exports, and Google Earth displays of entered data. Data import routines can be used to import users' own stations and results, as well as stations and results from the EPA's STORET National Data Warehouse, Legacy STORET, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Information System, the NWQMC's Water Quality Portal, and the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System. Taxa and characteristic lists can also be imported for automatic characteristic definition. Export files can also be created for import into EPA's STORET National Data Warehouse using the Water Quality Exchange (WQX) format or EarthSoft's EQuIS database using the NPS' EQuIS WQX EDD.

Framework Steps
  • Manage Data
  • Access/Share Data
Resource FormatData Management System
CostFree to use
Resource Linkhttps://www.nps.gov/subjects/protectingwater/vital-signs-monitoring.htm