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Current Data from Intensive Monitoring Streams

Maps, graphs and charts can be viewed by selecting a stream (above) or by visiting the Data Availability Tables for Duluth Area streams, North Shore streams, or South Shore streams.


Datalogger Status (as of October 15, 2014):

  • Lake Superior: LLO coastal buoy #1 (near-shore) last updated on September 13. Buoy #2 (off-shore) is still reporting.
  • St Louis River: The USGS station in Scanlon is reporting. The sonde is operational at the lift bridge site. We are also plotting 2014 data from the Barkers Island, Blatnik Bridge, and the Oliver Bridge sites.
  • Duluth Streams: The Chester, Kingsbury and Tischer Creek sondes are in the streams and reporting. The Amity and Miller Creek sondes are having communication problems.

Automated Stream Data Notes:

Jul 2008 - Dec 2008

Jan 2009 - Oct 2009

Nov 2009 - Jun 2010

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Jan 2011 - Sep 2011

Oct 2011 - March 2012

Mar 2012 - Oct 2012

 


Amity Creek (2002 - present)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
 

Data Visualization Tool (DVT): Current Year
   2013 | ’12 | ’11 | ’10 | ’09 | ’08 | ’07 | ’06 | ’05 |
   2002 - 2004 (flow & precip. only)
  

 

Manually collected physical and chemical data
2002 - Present


Chester Creek (2002 - present)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT): Current Year
   2013 | ’12 | ’11 | ’10 | ’09 | ’08 | ’07 | ’06 | ’05 |
  ’04 | ’03 | ’02
 

Kingsbury Creek (2002 - present)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT): Current Year
   2013 | ’12 | ’11 | ’10 | ’09 | ’08 | ’07 | ’06 | ’05 |
  ’04 | ’03 | ’02
 

Knife River (2004 - 2008)
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT)

Miller Creek (2008 - 2012)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT):
   2012 | ’11 | ’10 | ’09 | ’08   

Poplar River (2006 - 2008)
Note: Data collection was terminated 10/7/08.
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT)
  

St. Louis River (2002 - 2005, 2010 - present)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT)
 

Tischer Creek (2002 - present)
  Real Time Data and Water Chemistry Data
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT): Current Year
   2013 | ’12 | ’11 | ’10 | ’09 | ’08 | ’07 | ’06 | ’05 |
  ’04 | ’03 | ’02
 

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (2002 - present)
  WLSSD plant inflow and area precipitation:
  Data Visualization Tool (DVT)

Options for Viewing Current Data

1. Animated graphs of stream monitoring unit data can be viewed and manipulated with the Data Visualization Tool (DVT).



2. Data collected with stream monitoring units including temperature, turbidity, electrical conductivity and water depth (Real Time Data) is available in both HTML tables and Excel tables.

3. Water Chemistry Data for water samples collected periodically by DuluthStreams staff including nitrogen, phosphorus, pH, and more is available in Excel tables.

Excel chart4. Real time data viewed in Excel can be easily graphed using a simple Excel graphing utility. (choose real time data, then choose Excel format)


The 2002-2005 data posted has undergone QA/QC review. Real time data sensors can, and do, at times produce unexplainable and erroneous data, and periods of missing data. In addition, calibration periods are also captured in the data stream. This data has been removed or adjusted according to the QA/QC protocol. Explainable data problems encountered included: missing data due to transmission problems, erroneous depth readings due to blocked vent tubes, turbidity spikes due to the mechanical sensor wiper malfunctioning, increasing turbidity baseline values due to sensor fouling, and captured calibration periods.