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Monitoring Considerations: Existing Data

Once a monitoring approach is identified, seek out existing data and information that can be used in developing a plan or interpreting the data.

Environmental Protection Agency STORET Field Water Monitoring Results
• Two Databases
    • STORET Legacy Data Center- data supplied prior to 1999
    • The STORET Data Warehouse- data supplied since 1999

United States Geological Survey
• “Unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, we are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.”

Natural Resources Conservation Service
• “Provides technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. We provide financial assistance for many conservation activities. Participation in our programs is voluntary.”

Northern Plains & Mountains Regional Water Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service

USDA-CSREES National Water Program
• Region specific


• Department of Environmental Quality (
• Cooperative Extension (
• Montana NRCS (


• Department of Environmental Quality (
• Cooperative Extension (
• Wyoming NRCS (


• Department of Environmental Quality (
• Cooperative Extension (
• Utah NRCS (
• Utah Climate Database (