Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 81–86, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-81-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 81–86, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-81-2018

Review article 16 Jan 2018

Review article | 16 Jan 2018

The National Eutrophication Survey: lake characteristics and historical nutrient concentrations

Jemma Stachelek et al.

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Here we report the results of an effort to fully transcribe the National Eutrophication Survey database containing water quality data collected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency between 1972 and 1975 as part of an effort to investigate nutrient loading in freshwater lakes and reservoirs. The transcribed database contains information on the physical characteristics, hydrology, and water quality of about 800 lakes in the contiguous United States.