The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) appreciates all the data submissions it received for the Combined 2018/2020 Integrated Report (IR). The Call for Data for the 2018/2020 IR is closed.
Call for Data Updates
Open: May 21, 2019, to July 20, 2019
DWQ is pleased to announce that the 60-day Call for Data (168 KB) is now open for the combined 2018/2020 Integrated Report (IR).
Data Submission Registration and Training
Submissions for the combined 2018/2020 IR Call for Data must follow DWQ and EPA’s Water Quality Exchange (WQX) data templates. To ensure that data submitters receive proper guidance and instruction, we ask all submitters to register for the Call for Data. Clicking “Register Here” will take the submitter to a form to provide contact information, list the data types they plan to submit, sign up for a WQX ORG ID, and indicate if training assistance is needed.
Types of Data and Information to Submit
As discussed in the 303(d) Assessment Methods the IR reports on: (1) flowing surface waters of the state, (2) canals as identified in site-specific standards or named in the list of waters with the designated use classifications, and (3) lakes, reservoirs, and ponds. All other waters are currently reported through other programs within DWQ.
For the combined 2018/2020 IR DWQ is requesting:
- Quantitative and qualitative data as described in Table 10 of the 303(d) Assessment Methods
- Data and information from October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2018.
- Data not already available in (1) DWQ’s Ambient Water Quality Data Management System (AWQMS), (2) EPA’s Water Quality Portal, (3) U.S. Geologic Survey’s (USGS) NWIS, (4) Utah’s Division of Oil and Gas’ Coal Mining Water Quality Database, and (5) Utah State University’s BugLab. DWQ is already compiling the data and information from these data sources.
As a reminder, data and information that are not brought forward during the IR’s Call for Data or presented to DWQ in accordance with the processes and timeframe discussed on this website or 303(d) Assessment Methods will not be treated as readily available for the purpose of assessment decisions during the 2018/2020 assessment cycle.
To assist stakeholders with successful data and information submissions in future IRs, DWQ can happy to provide a general review outside of the current IR’s Call for Data process if this feedback would be helpful. Please contact DWQ’s Watershed Protection Section manager Jodi Gardberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) (801) 536-4372 for more details.
Data Upload Templates and Submission Resources
Data and information submissions must fit the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet templates provided below; templates are compatible with EPA’s Water Quality Data Portal (WQX) and DWQ’s water quality assessment tools. DWQ’s data submission templates and process are designed to accommodate both quantitative and qualitative information as well.
- WQX’s Web Templates
WQX Web templates are designed for physical, chemical, E. coli, biological, habitat, index, and metrics data submissions.WQX Web Training Videos
- DWQ’s Templates (1.5 MB) – Contains Excel Spreadsheets only
DWQ templates are designed for high frequency, narrative standards and assessments (4 MB), and other (qualitative) data and information (4 MB) submissions.
Call for Data Questions
Having technical issues with registering for a training session or using DWQ’s online data submission form?
Having technical issues registering with or uploading data to EPA’s Water Quality Data (WQX) portal?
Having technical issues with DWQ or WQX data submission templates?
WQX Templates: Contact Alex Heppner (412) 491-9421, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.