Data

DRBC's monitoring programs help to protect and restore water quality in the basin by providing a mechanism to evaluate how water quality criteria are being met and allow for data to be assessed. Reliably-collected, scientic data support commission management programs and help evaluate emerging threats to the water resources of the basin.

DRBC collects data via sampling ambient water, sediment, and fish tissue; additional details can be found at the above links. DRBC water quality data are also included in commission reports and assessments, for example, biological assessments and emerging contaminant reports.

Download Data Sets for Select DRBC Monitoring Projects

DRBC data sets can be viewed and downloaded via the National Water Quality Portal, which allows users to pre-package database queries into URL’s for immediate download of project specific data. Below are links to monitoring location and analytical results for selected DRBC monitoring projects. Download of the data file will start immediately upon clicking the link.

Project Description

Year

DRBC Contact

Location Data Download

Analytical Results Data Download

Lower Delaware Existing Water Quality Monitoring

2015

Robert.Limbeck@drbc.nj.gov

Location

Analytical Results

Lehigh Watershed Nutrient Monitoring in Support of QUAL2K Model

2015

Namsoo.Suk@drbc.nj.gov

Location

Analytical Results

Scenic Rivers Monitoring Program (Upper and Middle Delaware)

2015

Robert.Limbeck@drbc.nj.gov

Location

Analytical Results

Brodhead Watershed Nutrient Monitoring in Support of QUAL2K Model

2015

John.Yagecic@drbc.nj.gov

Location

Analytical Results

Boat Run Monitoring Program

2015

John.Yagecic@drbc.nj.gov

Location

Analytical Results

Using R Scripts for Select Water Quality & Flow Data

DRBC utilizes R scripts as a way to view, analyze, and animate water quality and flow data. Data analysis and graphical display using R is becoming a major innovation in water quality studies, especially for large data sets. DRBC is at the forefront of utilizing and sharing results generated by this data tool.

Examples of water quality data that are graphically displayed include dissolved oxygen, temperature, and total dissolved solids; these plots can be viewed at http://drbc.net/Sky/waterq.htm

Examples of flow data that are graphically displayed include water yields for basin subwatersheds, discharge data for the mainstem Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, and surface water elevation in the tidal Delaware River; these plots can be viewed at http://drbc.net/Sky/flows.htm.

DRBC also serves as host of the R-Project list-serv for the National Water Quality Monitoring Council.