Physical, chemical, and biological limnology of 5 reservoirs in Southwestern Virginia 2013-2017

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Students in the research lab of Cayelan Carey collect samples at Falling Creek Reservoir (Vinton, Virginia). Credits to Virginia Tech News.

 

These data packages were published as a result of a data publishing training workshop at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, May 24-25, with the Research Lab of Cayelan Carey. This was the first application of our new data training approach. For more information on the training workshop, please see here.

Data were collected in five drinking water reservoirs in southwestern Virginia, USA. The five reservoirs are: Beaverdam Reservoir (Vinton, Virginia), Carvins Cove Reservoir (Roanoke, Virginia), Falling Creek Reservoir (Vinton, Virginia), Gatewood Reservoir (Pulaski, Virginia), and Spring Hollow Reservoir (Salem, Virginia). Beaverdam, Carvins Cove, Falling Creek, and Spring Hollow Reservoirs are owned and operated by the Western Virginia Water Authority as primary or secondary drinking water sources for Roanoke, Virginia, and Gatewood Reservoir is a drinking water source for the Town of Pulaski, Virginia. The data collection is ongoing.

Recommended citation for these data packages

Carey C. C., R. P. McClure, A. B. Gerling, J. P. Doubek, S. Chen, M. E. Lofton, K. D. Hamre. 2018. Time series of high-frequency profiles of depth, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, specific conductivity, chlorophyll a, turbidity, pH, and oxidation-reduction potential for Beaverdam Reservoir, Carvins Cove Reservoir, Falling Creek Reservoir, Gatewood Reservoir, and Spring Hollow Reservoir in Southwestern Virginia, USA 2013-2017. Environmental Data Initiative.  https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/a007fa7cd03ad2cfb4b71b2ffc209846. Dataset accessed 6/19/2018.

Carey C. C., A. B. Gerling, J. P. Doubek, K. D. Hamre, R. P. McClure, M. E. Lofton, K. J. Farrell. 2018. Secchi depth data and discrete depth profiles of photosynthetically active radiation, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH for Beaverdam Reservoir, Carvins Cove Reservoir, Falling Creek Reservoir, Gatewood Reservoir, and Spring Hollow Reservoir in southwestern Virginia, USA 2013-2017. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/9e1f9edacf455bbfb27fc91c12d4a2d7. Dataset accessed 6/19/2018.

Carey C. C., M. E. Lofton, A. B. Gerling, R. P. McClure, J. P. Doubek, B. R. Niederlehner, K. J. Farrell. 2018. Water chemistry time series for Beaverdam Reservoir, Carvins Cove Reservoir, Falling Creek Reservoir, Gatewood Reservoir, and Spring Hollow Reservoir in southwestern Virginia, USA 2013-2017. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/26da0c58039386c4e838f0d8d29585a7. Dataset accessed 6/19/2018.

Carey C. C., J. P. Doubek, K. L. Campbell. 2018. Crustacean zooplankton density and biomass and rotifer density for Beaverdam Reservoir, Carvins Cove Reservoir, Gatewood Reservoir, and Spring Hollow Reservoir in southwestern Virginia, USA 2014-2016. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ff123d20e55608ee0fba1000da60a35e. Dataset accessed 6/19/2018.

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