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Main Ship Channel (FWC_WQMP_WQX-279) site data in the Water Quality Portal

Data Provider: STORET (Learn more about Water Quality Portal Data Providers)

This ocean site, maintained by the Florida Keys NMS - Water Quality Monitoring Program (identifier FWC_WQMP_WQX), has the name "Main Ship Channel" and has the identifier FWC_WQMP_WQX-279.

This site is located in Monroe County County, Florida at 24.4580300000 degrees latitude and -81.8129700000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. No horizontal location accuracy metadata is available.

To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "FWC_WQMP_WQX-279" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters

What other monitoring locations are upstream or downstream from this one?

Upstream and downstream locations

This map shows all Water Quality Portal stations that are 10 miles upstream (dashed dark blue) and 10 miles downstream (solid light blue) of this monitoring location (indicated by the large blue circle). The upstream and downstream functionality is provided by the National Linked Data Index, part of the Open Water Data Initiative.

When were data collected at this location?

Periods of record for data characteristic groups
Characteristic Group Date Range*
Biological 2008 - 2011
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals 2008 - 2011
Not Assigned 2008 - 2011
Nutrient 2008 - 2011
Organics, Other 2008 - 2011
Physical 2008 - 2011
Stable Isotopes 2008 - 2010
*Date ranges may contain gap years

What other information is available for this location?

Detailed Metadata

For the definitions of the metadata elements, please go to the Water Quality Portal user guide

Location Metadata Value
OrganizationIdentifier FWC_WQMP_WQX
OrganizationFormalName Florida Keys NMS - Water Quality Monitoring Program
MonitoringLocationIdentifier FWC_WQMP_WQX-279
MonitoringLocationName Main Ship Channel
MonitoringLocationTypeName Ocean
LatitudeMeasure 24.4580300000
LongitudeMeasure -81.8129700000
HorizontalCollectionMethodName GPS-Unspecified
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
CountryCode US
StateCode 12
CountyCode 087
ProviderName STORET