Provisional Real-Time Water-Quality Data
Data from real-time water-quality monitors are relayed to the Oregon Water Science Center Office in Portland through a telephone telemetry data collection system. Data are transmitted from each station on a set schedule, usually several times per day.
Real-time water-quality data provided from the Oregon Water Science Center website are "provisional" and have not necessarily been reviewed or edited. These data may be subject to significant change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved by the U.S. Geological Survey. Real-time data may be changed after review for the following reasons:
Data are reviewed periodically to ensure accuracy, and edits and shifts are entered as soon as possible to keep the data as accurate as possible. Each station record, however, is considered provisional until the data are checked, reviewed, and approved. That usually happens within 6 months of the end of the water year.
Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.
Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from:
U.S. Geological Survey
Oregon Water Science Center
2130 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201