NWC01 Stream Water Chemistry for the King's Creek Drainage Basin on Konza Prarie

Summary

Short name: 

NWC01

Abstract: 

Nitrate, ammonium, total N, soluble reactive P, total P, and dissolved organic C are monitored in four streams draining watersheds with 1 (N01B), 2 (N02B), 4 (N04D), and 20 (N20B) year target burn frequencies. Bison have grazed these treatments since May 1992. The number of sites sampled has been expanded since 1992 to include sites that may reflect anthropogenic, groundwater, and bison influences on water chemistry. These sites include the south branch of Kings Creek as it leaves watershed N01A (tube), a site immediately below the NO4D weir at Konza Falls that is heavily influenced by groundwater (kzfl), the north fork of Kings Creek draining watersheds without bison (nfkc), the south fork of Kings Creek that drains the watersheds with bison (sfkc), Kings Creek below the USGS gauging station above the first agricultural field (hokn), a small creek that drains into Kings Creek after flowing past the bison handling facilities, two private residences, the site headquarters and an agricultural field (stck), a pristine prairie groundwater site (edlr), and Kings Creek at the bottom of Konza as it leaves the agricultural land in watershed AL (hikx). Early samples were preserved with phenyl mercuric acetate. Future plans to restore agricultural land to prairie may influence downstream nutrient concentrations.

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/b4ff17a6071e28a90be2b29a00b946a9

Data set ID: 

50

Data sources: 

Variables: 

Datacode
  • Label:
  • Definition: dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecYear
  • Label:
  • Definition: Year of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
RecMonth
  • Label:
  • Definition: Month of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM
  • Missing values: None specified
RecDay
  • Label:
  • Definition: Day of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD
  • Missing values: None specified
Watershed
  • Label:
  • Definition: Watershed
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • edlr = a pristine prairie groundwater site
    • hikx = Kings Creek at the bottom of Konza as it leaves the agricultural land in watershed AL
    • hokn = Kings Creek below the USGS gauging station above the first agricultural field the first agricultural field
    • kzfl = a site immediately below the NO4D weir at Konza Falls that is heavily influenced by groundwater
    • nfkc = the north fork of Kings Creek draining watersheds without bison
    • sfkc = the south fork of Kings Creek that drains the watersheds with bison Creek that drains the watersheds with bison
    • stck = a small creek that drains into Kings Creek after flowing past the bison handling facilities, two private residences, the site headquarters and an agricultural field handling facilities, two private residences, the site headquarters and an agricultural field
    • tube = the south branch of Kings Creek as it leaves watershed N01A
  • Missing values: None specified
RecTime
  • Label:
  • Definition: time of record
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hhmm
  • Missing values: None specified
Preservatives
  • Label:
  • Definition: preservative
  • Type: Code list
  • Codes:
    • N = no preservative added
    • Y = preservative added
  • Missing values: None specified
NO3
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nitrate concentration (ug/l)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values: None specified
NH4
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total N concentration (ug/l)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values: None specified
TN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total N concentration (ug/l)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
SRP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soluble reactive phosphate
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values: None specified
TP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total P concentration (ug/l)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
DOC
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dissolved organic carbon concentration (ug/l)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.001
  • Missing values: None specified
Comments
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  • Definition: Comments
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Dates

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Friday, April 1, 1983 to Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Publication Date: 

Monday, June 15, 2015
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