Meadowbrook Creek Water Chemistry, 2012-2013

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Data collected from surface (SW) and groundwaters (GW) in Meadowbrook Creek, Syracuse, NY. This is a suburbanized watershed, with a more urban headwaters that has a straightened channel, disconnected from groundwater, that runs through the middle of a two-lane road. Further downstream, the stream is more naturalized, with more classic morphology (pools, riffles, and meanders) and extensive SW-GW connectivity. In the lowest reaches of the stream, 5 riparian floodplain wells were installed, and their chemistry is reported here. Samples were collected from May 2012 to June 2013. Samples were analyzed for specific conductivity (reported in mS/cm, not uS/cm), temperature, fluoride, chloride, nitrate, sulfate, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Ion concentrations were analyzed on a Dionex ICS-2000. Along with concentrations, error is reported for each ion, calculated as three times the standard deviation or re-runs of a single standard of that run. -9999 indicates a sample was not collected/analyzed, and -9998 means the sample was below the detection limit of that run (did not have a peak for that ion for that run, indicating concentration was below the detection limit). Data have been used in many papers, listed in Related Resources.

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The content of this resource serves as the data for: Ledford, SH and LK Lautz. 2015. Floodplain connection buffers seasonal changes in urban stream water quality. Hydrological Processes 29(6):1002-1016. doi:10.1002/hyp.10210
The content of this resource serves as the data for: Ledford, SH, Lautz, LK, and JC Stella. 2016. Hydrogeologic processes impacting storage, fate, and transport of chloride from road salt in urban riparian aquifers. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 4979-4988. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00402
The content of this resource serves as the data for: Ledford, SH, Lautz, LK, Vidon, PG and JC Stella. 2017. Impact of Seasonal Changes in Stream Metabolism on Nitrate Concentrations in an Urban Stream. Biogeochemistry 133(3):317-331. doi:10.1007/s10533-017-0336-7
The content of this resource serves as the data for: Lautz, LK, Ledford, SH, and J Beltran. In revision. Legacy effects of cemeteries on groundwater quality and nitrate loads to a headwater stream. Environmental Research Letters

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Ledford, S. H., L. Lautz (2020). Meadowbrook Creek Water Chemistry, 2012-2013, HydroShare,

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