STORET/WQX: What's New STORET System
What's New in STORET??
Items on this page reflect recent changes or announcements regarding the STORET System. They are organized chronologically, with the most recent announcement at the top.
For further information on items on this page, contact STORET Support at 1-800-424-9067 or STORET@epa.gov.
To look at old announcement items please refer to our
Archived Annoucements page.
STORET Warehouse Dashboard
The STORET Dashboard provides a means to access a high level summary of results saved in the STORET data warehouse.
The STORET Dashboard provides operations to access result summary for a specified EPA region, state, tribal organization,
or the entire warehouse. The Dashboard includes the following:
Dashboard Data Reports: provide a high level summary of the warehouse data, using summary tables and/or charts
Dashboard Administrative Reports and Modules: for future enhancements, the administrative reports and modules will allow administrators to visualize various metrics of the STORET system, as well as check on the current status and health of the system STORET Dashboard page.
The Water Quality Portal (WQP) is a cooperative service sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS),
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC).
Water Quality Portal Page page.
Presentation on Biological Data
PDF presentation providing an overview of submitting biological data to WQX.
Presentation on Biological Data - page.
Water Quality Exchange: A Tool for Tribes, Volunteer Monitors and Others to Share WQ Data
March 13, 2013 Webcast Seminar:
"Water Quality Exchange: A Tool for Tribes, Volunteer Monitors and Others to Share WQ Data"
Susan Holdsworth, Chief, U.S. EPA's Monitoring Branch and Co-Chair of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council
Dwane Young, Senior Data Advisor, IT Team, U.S. EPA's Monitoring Branch
Michael Brennan, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow and IT Team, U.S. EPA's Monitoring Branch
Join us for a webcast to learn more about how Tribes, volunteer monitoring organizations and others can enter their water quality monitoring data into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Water Quality Exchange (WQX) and make the data available to the public via the Water Quality Portal. While the webcast is open to anyone, the focus of this webcast will be on simple methods smaller organizations can use to transfer their water quality data into WQX Web. WQX Web provides a framework for users with small data sets to share water quality monitoring data over the Internet. WQX Web is a web-based data entry tool that enables data owners to upload their data to EPA's STORET Data Warehouse using a MS Excel spreadsheet. Once the data are in STORET, they can be safely stored and can be viewed and downloaded by a wide variety of potential data users. The webcast will help water quality program managers, data managers, and others understand WQX, how it relates to STORET and the Water Quality Portal, and how to begin submitting data using WQX Web.
For more information, visit:
" WQX/STORET (www.epa.gov/storet)
" Water Quality Portal (www.waterqualitydata.us)
The webcast included a slide presentation as well as a demonstration of how to enter water quality data into WQX Web.
MP4 version of webcast (Quicktime) (77MB)
Transcript of March 13, 2013 Webcast (PDF) (37 pp, 200K)
Flyer on March 13, 2013 Webcast (PDF) (1 pg, 92K)
Additional Resources for March 13, 2013 Webcast (PDF) (1 pg, 16K)
"Using the New Water Quality Portal"
October 23, 2012 Webcast Seminar:
"Using the New Water Quality Portal"
Susan Holdsworth, Chief, U.S EPA's Monitoring Branch and Co-Chair of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council
Nate Booth, Lead Architect, Center for Integrated Data Analysis, U.S. Geological Surbey, Madison, WI
Charles Kovatch, STORET Team Leader, U.S. EPA's Monitoring Branch
Listen to this Webcast to learn more about the new Water Quality Portal (Portal) for water quality data
- a team effort by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC). The Portal brings together chemical, physical, and microbiological data from USGS's National Water Information System (NWIS) and EPA's Storage and Retrieval Data Warehouse (STORET) and provides it to scientists, policy-makers, and the public in a single, user-friendly web interface. The Portal reduces the burden to data users searching, compiling and formatting water monitoring data for analysis. This Webcast includes both informational presentations and a demonstration of the Portal. The Webcast also highlights EPA's Water Quality Exchange (WQX-Web) which is a web-based data entry tool that enables data owners to upload their data so the public has access to the data through the new Water Quality Portal.
MP4 version of Webcast (QuickTime) (66MB)
Additional Resources (PDF) ( 1 pg, 17k)
PowerPoint presentation for Oct. 23 2012 webinar (PDF ) (33 pp, 3MB)
Transcript of webinar (PDF) (26 pp, 359 K)