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BIGHORN RIVER AT THERMOPOLIS, WYO. (USGS-06259500) site data in the Water Quality Portal

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This stream site, maintained by the USGS Wyoming Water Science Center (identifier USGS-WY), has the name "BIGHORN RIVER AT THERMOPOLIS, WYO." and has the identifier USGS-06259500. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 10080007. 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 8020 sq mi.

This site is located in Hot Springs County County, Wyoming at 43.64606720000000 degrees latitude and -108.2028763000000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. The horizontal location collection method was "Interpolated from MAP." and the accuracy is 1 seconds. The source map scale is 1:24000. This site is at an elevation of 4305.18 feet and the accuracy of the elevation measurement, collected using the method "Level or other surveyed method." is .01 feet. The vertical coordinate reference system is NGVD29.

To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "USGS-06259500" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters

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When were data collected at this location?

Periods of record for data characteristic groups
Characteristic Group Date Range*
Inorganics, Major, Metals 1949 - 1970
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals 1949 - 2000
Inorganics, Minor, Metals 1949 - 1970
Inorganics, Minor, Non-metals 1949 - 1970
Microbiological 1969 - 2000
Nutrient 1949 - 1970
Organics, Other 1970 - 1970
Organics, Pesticide 1969 - 1970
PFOA, Perfluorooctanoic Acid 1969 - 1970
Physical 1949 - 2000
Radiochemical 1972 - 1972
Sediment 1949 - 2000
*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-WY
OrganizationFormalName USGS Wyoming Water Science Center
MonitoringLocationIdentifier USGS-06259500
MonitoringLocationName BIGHORN RIVER AT THERMOPOLIS, WYO.
MonitoringLocationTypeName Stream
HUCEightDigitCode 10080007
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureValue 8020
DrainageAreaMeasure/MeasureUnitCode sq mi
LatitudeMeasure 43.64606720000000
LongitudeMeasure -108.2028763000000
SourceMapScaleNumeric 24000
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue 1
HorizontalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode seconds
HorizontalCollectionMethodName Interpolated from MAP.
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
VerticalMeasure/MeasureValue 4305.18
VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureValue .01
VerticalAccuracyMeasure/MeasureUnitCode feet
VerticalCollectionMethodName Level or other surveyed method.
VerticalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NGVD29
CountryCode US
StateCode 56
CountyCode 017
ProviderName NWIS