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Otter Creek near Ashton, IA (USGS-06483460) site data in the Water Quality Portal

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This stream site, maintained by the USGS Iowa Water Science Center (identifier USGS-IA), has the name "Otter Creek near Ashton, IA" and has the identifier USGS-06483460. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 10170204. You can learn more about what is happening in this HUC at the EPA's Surf Your Watershed site or at the USGS Science In Your Watershed site. See more details of this site the the USGS NWIS Web page for this site. This site has a drainage area of 88.0 sq mi.

This site is located in Osceola County County, Iowa at 43.33524960000000 degrees latitude and -95.7622382000000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. The horizontal location collection method was "Interpolated from MAP." and the accuracy is 5 seconds. The source map scale is 1:24000. This site is at an elevation of 1460 feet and the accuracy of the elevation measurement, collected using the method "Interpolated from topographic map." is 10 feet. The vertical coordinate reference system is NGVD29.

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When were data collected at this location?

Periods of record for data characteristic groups
Characteristic Group Date Range*
Physical 1970 - 1976
*Date ranges may contain gap years

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Detailed Metadata

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Location Metadata Value
OrganizationIdentifier USGS-IA
OrganizationFormalName USGS Iowa Water Science Center
MonitoringLocationIdentifier USGS-06483460
MonitoringLocationName Otter Creek near Ashton, IA
MonitoringLocationTypeName Stream
HUCEightDigitCode 10170204
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureValue 88.0
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode sq mi
LatitudeMeasure 43.33524960000000
LongitudeMeasure -95.7622382000000
SourceMapScaleNumeric 24000
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue 5
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode seconds
HorizontalCollectionMethodName Interpolated from MAP.
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
VerticalMeasure/MeasureValue 1460
VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue 10
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalCollectionMethodName Interpolated from topographic map.
VerticalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NGVD29
CountryCode US
StateCode 19
CountyCode 143
ProviderName NWIS