National Park Service. 1998. Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory and Analysis Wind Cave National Park. Technical Report NPS / NRWRD / NRTR-98/174.
This document represents one product of an ongoing effort by the NPS Water Resources Division (WRD) and the Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program to characterize baseline water quality using existing data at park units containing significant natural resources. This effort was initiated in 1993 by the award of a contract to Horizon Systems Corporation to retrieve, format and analyze surface water quality data from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Storage and Retrieval (STORET) database system. The scope of work identified in the Request For Proposals outlined several sequential, interrelated project phases, including, but not limited to: 1) determining the water quality retrieval/query area around each park; 2) downloading and assessing the quality of the data from STORET; 3) generating basic water quality summary statistics and graphic plots; 4) reformatting water quality data for compatibility with the park-based Water Quality Data Management System presently under development; and 5) providing recommendations concerning possible hardware, software and personnel options for storing combined park databases in a centralized NPS water quality database. This report documents the results of phases one through four of this effort for this park unit.