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Request for Ambient Water Quality Data

Contact: Kelly Turek 517-930-0096

The Water Resources Division (WRD) is requesting ambient water quality data (chemical, biological, or physical) that has been obtained by other governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, or the public for Michigan surface waters from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018.  All water quality data submitted to the WRD by June 21, 2019, will be evaluated and potentially used to help prepare Michigan’s 2020 Integrated Report.  The WRD prepares and submits a biennial report to the United States Environmental Protection Agency to satisfy the listing requirements of Section 303(d) and the reporting requirements of Sections 305(b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act.  The Integrated Report describes the status of water quality in Michigan and includes a list of water bodies that are not attaining Michigan Water Quality Standards.  Additional guidance on preferred datasets may be found below.  All ambient water quality data (including associated quality assurance/quality control information) for Michigan surface waters may be sent to Ms. Kelly Turek, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, WRD, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958; or if the ambient water quality data is in electronic form please e-mail to  If submitting electronic data, please let Ms. Turek know if the data can be downloaded from a secondary location (e.g., WQX) or if the data will come directly from the submitter. 

2020 Data Request Guidance