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Tongue River at Miles City, MT (USGS-06308500) site data in the Water Quality Portal

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This stream site, maintained by the USGS Montana Water Science Center (identifier USGS-MT), has the name "Tongue River at Miles City, MT" and has the identifier USGS-06308500. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)10090102. See more details of this site the the USGS NWIS Web page for this site. This site has a drainage area of 5404 sq mi.

This site is located in Custer County County, Montana at 46.38459440000000 degrees latitude and -105.8455222000000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. The horizontal location collection method was "Interpolated from Digital MAP." and the accuracy is .1 seconds. The source map scale is 1:24000. This site is at an elevation of 2351.40 feet and the accuracy of the elevation measurement, collected using the method "Differentially corrected Global Positioning System." is .01 feet. The vertical coordinate reference system is NAVD88.

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Upstream and downstream locations

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When were data collected at this location?

Periods of record for data characteristic groups

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Characteristic Group Date Range*
Biological, Algae, Phytoplankton 1974 - 2015
Biological, Algae, Phytoplankton, Cyanobacteria, Periphyton 1975 - 1980
Biological, Algae, Phytoplankton, Photosynthetic Pigments 1975 - 1980
Biological, Fish 2013 - 2015
Biological, Photosynthetic Pigments 1975 - 1980
Information 1983 - 2016
Inorganics, Major, Metals 1959 - 2016
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals 1959 - 2016
Inorganics, Minor, Metals 1962 - 2016
Inorganics, Minor, Non-metals 1962 - 2015
Microbiological 1974 - 1994
Nutrient 1962 - 2015
Organics, Other 1974 - 2015
Organics, PCBs 1980 - 1980
Organics, Pesticide 1980 - 1980
Physical 1959 - 2016
Radiochemical 1975 - 1981
Sediment 1974 - 2016
*Date ranges may contain gap years

What other information is available for this location?

Detailed Metadata

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Location Metadata Value
OrganizationIdentifier USGS-MT
OrganizationFormalName USGS Montana Water Science Center
MonitoringLocationIdentifier USGS-06308500
MonitoringLocationName Tongue River at Miles City, MT
MonitoringLocationTypeName Stream
HUCEightDigitCode 10090102
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureValue 5404
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode sq mi
LatitudeMeasure 46.38459440000000
LongitudeMeasure -105.8455222000000
SourceMapScaleNumeric 24000
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue .1
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode seconds
HorizontalCollectionMethodName Interpolated from Digital MAP.
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
VerticalMeasure/MeasureValue 2351.40
VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue .01
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalCollectionMethodName Differentially corrected Global Positioning System.
VerticalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAVD88
CountryCode US
StateCode 30
CountyCode 017
ProviderName NWIS