US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Ground water levels for 964 monitoring wells in Wisconsin, 1929 - 2015

Abstract

This dataset contains the daily groundwater level observations and other monitoring well attributes in Wisconsin. It covers 964 groundwater level monitoring wells and has 400,812 observations. The time span of this dataset is between February 2nd, 1929 and December 31st, 2015. The data sources include United States Geological Survey (USGS), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), University of Wisconsin Extension, counties in Central Sands area, and North Temperate Lakes - Long-Term Ecological Research (NTL-LTER).
The data compilation consists of three major steps. First, the data were retrieved from different data sources. Then the data from different sources were pooled together. No well was monitored by more than one entity so none of the wells’ records were merged. Third, two rounds of quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) were conducted.
Wells in confined aquifers were not included in this dataset. The values of the USGS and Central Sands data are the depth to the water whereas LTER values are mean sea level elevations of the groundwater levels. These data could not be directly compared with each other.
This data compilation was funded by the Wisconsin Groundwater Joint Solicitation.
Dataset ID
363

Data Citation Suggestion

Hein, C., N. Lottig, and Z. Wu. 2019. Ground water levels for 964 monitoring wells in Wisconsin, 1929 - 2015 ver 2. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/43cafad1fe881e29ffaec846b7a16479. Accessed 2021-10-27.

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This dataset contains the daily groundwater level observations and other monitoring well attributes in Wisconsin. It covers 964 groundwater level monitoring wells and has 400,812 observations.