Geographic Information
Ground Water Quality Data for Idaho
Ground Water Quality Data for Idaho
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Data Structure Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Ground Water Quality Data for Idaho
Publication date: 20170907
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
The Ground Water Quality Protection Act of 1989 provided for development of the EDMS to manage ground water quality data. The Idaho Ground Water Protection Interagency Cooperative Agreement of 2008 establishes EDMS as the repository for ground water quality data to facilitate cooperative ground water protection programs among multiple state agencies., EDMS data can also be viewed in a web mapping application available from the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) website.
Purpose:
This data from the Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) database represents the results of ground water sampling by multiple agencies in the State of Idaho over several decades.
Dataset credit:
IDWR, IDEQ, ISDA, State Health Districts
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: GIS Section Manager
Phone: 208-287-4800
Email: GISinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83702-7374
Country: US
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: Annually
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Idaho, Ground Water, Ground Water Quality, EDMS
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: Ground Water Quality, Ground Water, EDMS, Idaho, environment
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) maintains this data download as a public service. IDWR strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete, and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act.Neither IDWR nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this download. Persons using the information from this dataset for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Multiple agencies in Idaho contribute ground water quality testing results to this dataset.  These agencies are identified in the Agency column.  Each agency has its own method of uniquely identifying wells where samples were taken.  This value is held in the AgencyWellNum column.  Although these values may not be unique within this dataset, they should be unique for a specfic contributing agency,
Attributes of EDMS
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
All groundwater quality results in the EDMS database.
Source:
GIS Section
Attributes
Agency
Definition:
Agency contributing the data.
Attribute measurement frequency: 009
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
AgencyWellNum
Definition:
This agency's unique identifer for a well or sampling site.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
WellName
Definition:
Common or other name for a well/sampling site.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
USGSSiteID
Definition:
ID designated by the USGS when available.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
SampleDate
Definition:
Date the sample water was drawn.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
CharName
Definition:
Name of substance (characteristic) tested in the sample.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
Amount
Definition:
The amount of the substance found in the sample.
Attribute definition source:
EDMS
UOM
Definition:
Unit of Measure for the amount of a substance.
Speciation
Definition:
The chemical speciation of a substance found where applicable.
DectectCode
Definition:
Indication of whether or not the substance amount found is considered a detectable amount.
MinDetectLimit
Definition:
The minimum amount of a substance that can be reliably detected with instruments.
WellConstructionID
Definition:
The unique identified given to a well in the IDWR well construction database.
MetalTag
Definition:
The number engraved on the metal tag attached to the well.
WaterUse
Definition:
Beneficial use of the water.
SiteUse
Definition:
Purpose of the well site.  
Depth
Definition:
Depth of the well in feet.
PLS
Definition:
Township and Range, Section and Quarter-quarter from the Public Land Survey System in which the well is located.
Elevation
Definition:
Elevation in feet at the well head.
County
Definition:
County in which the well is located.
GPSTag
Definition:
Number engraved on the GPS tag attached to the well.
Latitude
Definition:
Latitude coordinate of the location of the well.
Longitude
Definition:
Longitude coordinate of the location of the well.
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20170907
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: GIS Section
Phone: 208-287-4800
Email: GISinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83702-7374
Country: US
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
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