CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4052 CWT Research Theme: Water Quality and Quantity
Contributors: Lawrence E. Band, Ryan Emanuel, Jason Love
Title: Manual well measurements from 9 Hillslope Project sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin
Abstract: The hillslope study was established to directly link land use impacts to streamwater quality in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Nine sites were selected in the Little Tennessee Riverwatershed in Macon County, NC, representing four land use types: forest, mountain development,traditional valley, and large river valley. At each of these sites, three subsurface flowpathswere identified, and four plots were established along the flowpath following the elevation gradient. At seven of the nine sites, the three lower elevation plots at each of the subsurface flowpaths had ground water wells installed in order to measure groundwater stage along an elevational gradient. Measurements were taken every two weeks. Water depth in these wells was manually measured every two weeks using a water level indicator. Please see the accompanying well construction data for additional groundwater well information.
Key Words: groundwater, Little Tennessee River Watershed, Macon County, North Carolina, water, water level
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Water Quality and Quantity
Study Type: Coweeta Hillslope Hydrogeology Study
Study Period: 29-Feb-2012 to 18-Sep-2013
Site References:
ULTRB -- Upper Little Tennessee River Basin, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: LTR_SSI_4052 (Manual Well Data, 2402)

Access: CWT Members only (public release on 31-Dec-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 MM None integer Month that the measurement was taken
2 DD None integer Day that the measurement was taken
3 YYYY None integer Year that the measurement was taken
4 Site None alphanumeric string Site where the measurement was taken
5 Plot None alphanumeric string Plot where the measurement was taken
6 Casing_to_water cm floating-point Depth to water level from the top of the well casing
7 Surface_to_water cm floating-point Depth to water level from the ground surface
8 Water_Level cm floating-point Water level in the well, measured from bottom of the well
9 Flag_Water_Level none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Water level in the well, measured from bottom of the well (flagging criteria, where "x" is Water_Level: x==0="N")
10 Comments None alphanumeric string Comments on measurement