Wisconsin Real-Time Water Quality

Constituents Measured or Computed Continuously in Wisconsin

Continuous measurements of constituents (water-quality parameters) can be obtained by direct measurement using sensors, or by indirect computation using models.

Below is a list of constituents continuously measured or computed by the USGS in Wisconsin. Click on a constituent for more detailed information, including a list of where it is measured or computed.

Constituent Name Units Criteria
Chloride, dissolved milligrams per liter (mg/L) 757 mg/L, 395 mg/L
Computed discharge cubic feet per second (cfs)
Dissolved oxygen milligrams per liter (mg/L)
Escherichia coli bacteria most probable number (MPN)
Fecal coliform bacteria colonies per 100 milliliters (col/100mL) 200 col/100mL
Specific conductance at 25 degrees Celsius microsiemens per centimeter (uS/cm)
Total phosphorus milligrams per liter as phosphorus (mg/L-P)
Total suspended solids milligrams per liter (mg/L)
Turbidity, measured as NTU or FNU formazin nephelometric units (FNU)
Water temperature degrees Celsius (°C)