2018/2020 Integrated Report: Call for Data

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 BugLabDWQ 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 (jgardberg@utah.gov) (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.

Data Submission Instructions

Thank you for your interest in submitting data for the combined 2018/2020 Integrated Report. As a reminder, please make sure that you have filled out the Data Submission Registration form, above. Carefully read the information below before submitting your data (link at the bottom of page) for DWQ review. Please note that all data submissions must be submitted through the online Call for Data submission form below.  The form will guide users through what files to submit and where to upload them.

Form Organization and Submission

Data providers first enter their contact information before stepping through options to submit data. Submitting the form opens to a page with a link to WQX. As a reminder many of the data submission types (i.e., narrative standards/assessments, high-frequency data, other data and information, and photographs) are submitted through the form and not through WQX. Multiple data types, separated into the correct data submission templates, may be included in one submission form.

Submissions Are Treated as Public Documents

All submissions are treated as public documents and will be published with DWQ’s Integrated Report. However, only organization name will be published with the data.

Submitting Supplemental Documents and Information

Many data submission types have additional documents and information associated with them (e.g. published studies and reports, photographs, etc.). Supplemental documents should be uploaded to the data submission form (further below on this website), and their individual filenames must present in the associated DWQ data template. Please restrict file formats to .pdf, .doc/docx, .txt, .xls/xlsx, .ppt/pptx, .jpg, .png, and .tiff.

Compress Multiple Files Together when Possible

Individual file uploads are limited to 100 MB in size in the form. To increase efficiency, data submitters should compress multiple files into one zipped file for upload when appropriate. Note that compressed files should be of the same type (e.g. all photographs zipped into one file and submitted in the Photographs section).

Photograph Submissions

DWQ welcomes additional submission of photographs that may enhance a secondary review (as described in more detail in the 303(d) Assessment Methods).  Geotagged photographs are preferred, and file names must contain site id or name, date, and the organization name.  If you are not able to geotag photographs, please contact Elise Hinman (ehinman@utah.gov).

Need Help?

Call for Data Questions

If you do not have internet access or have additional questions, contact Elise Hinman (ehinman@utah.gov) (801) 536-4346.

Having technical issues with registering for a training session or using DWQ’s online data submission form?

Contact Elise Hinman (ehinman@utah.gov) (385) 602-7277

Having technical issues registering with or uploading data to EPA’s Water Quality Data (WQX) portal?

Contact Alex Heppner (alexh@goldsystems.com) (412) 491-9421,  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Having technical issues with DWQ or WQX data submission templates?

DWQ Templates: Contact Elise Hinman (ehinman@utah.gov) (385) 602-7277

WQX Templates: Contact Alex Heppner (412) 491-9421,  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.