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Waterbase-Rivers: Stations

The Stations table contains the physical characteristics of the Eionet-Water river monitoring stations. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Stations with their respective Quality and Pressures data.
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Table definition
Latitude Latitude (Y) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Latitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
RiverDischarge River discharge mean long term annual river discharge in m3 /s at the monitoring station. float(8) 0
RiverLength River length river length from monitoring station to source in km. float(8) 0
CatchmentArea Catchment area catchment area upstream of the station, in km2. For lakes, the catchment area upstream of the lake is shown. If more than one station exists in the lake, the catchment area value should be the same for all stations float(8) 0
Altitude Altitude altitude of station in m above sea level. For lakes, the altitude of the lake is provided. float(8) 0
Longitude Longitude (X) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Longitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Negative values used for co-ordinates west of the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
LargestStation Largest station largest, most important station type, including the nationally most important or well known rivers or lakes. Some stations are likely to be monitored for the EU Exchange of Information Decision. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
RepresentativeStation Representative station representative station type, reflecting the general quality of rivers, lakes, transitional or coastal water bodies or marine water areas. Quality influenced by diffuse and/or point sources of pollution from upstream activities. Pollutants from point sources would be fully mixed and diluted within the ambient water flow/volume. Stations may be part of national networks monitoring nutrients, organic matter and hazardous substances. They may be included in surveillance and/or operational monitoring programmes as required by the WFD. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
ReferenceStation Reference station reference station type, found in catchments or associated River Basin Districts with little or no human activity, natural landscape higher than 90%, and minimally impacted by inflow from adjacent coastal or marine waters. Concentrations of nutrients or hazardous substances occurring naturally would give an indication of background levels. For volatile sunthetic substances, data from these stations might be used to assess the significance of atmospheric deposition. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
FluxStation Flux station flux station type, used for assessment of international, transboundary loads or loads entering Europe's seas. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
ImpactStation Impact station impact station type, located within the zone where initial mixing of discharges takes place with receiving waters. Concentrations may be worst-case. Impact stations may be used to assess the compliance of discharges with standards established for hazardous substances and may be included in operational monitoring programmes as required by the WFD. Data are not required from investigative monitoring stations. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
RevisionYear Revision year last year of revision or update of characteristics in format YYYY. int(4) 0
ParametersNutrients Parameters nutrients nutrients and organic matter monitored at station. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
ParametersHazsubs Parameters hazardous substances hazardous substances monitored at station. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine convention area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
RiverBasinDistrict River basin district name or identifier of the River Basin District in which the water body is located. River Basin Districts as required/defined by the Water Framework Directive. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaAreaName Sea area name name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. SeaAreaName may be the same as WaterBodyName. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
StationSize Station size size of station based on upstream catchment area. Small < 50 km2, Medium >= 50 km2 and < 250 km2, Large >= 250 km2 and < 1000 km2, Very Large >= 1000 km2 and < 2500 km2, Largest >= 2500 km2. nvarchar(20) 0
WaterBodyID Water body ID national identification code of water body (if applicable) in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterBodyName Water body name name of water body in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
RiverName River name national name of river. nvarchar(255) 0
CatchmentName Catchment name name of major catchment or basin. nvarchar(255) 0
StationType Station type type of monitoring station: B=reference, F=flux, I=impact, L=largest, most important, R=representative. Stations can be of more than one type, listed alphabetically with no separator (e.g. FL). nvarchar(30) 0
Country Country name official short name in English. ISO 3166-1. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseName Waterbase name name of the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters and water quantity, or the name of the groundwater body. nvarchar(255) 0
NationalStationID National station ID identifier of the river or lake monitoring stations, the water quantity station, the transitional, coastal or marine flux or montoring station, all unique at the national level. A transitional, coastal or marine station should be a geographically fixed location, an area in which actual sampling locations vary from survey to survey or an area within a defined salinity range within which samples have been taken. Each station is referred to be its single, central location. For transitional, coastal or marine flux stations, the NationalStationID should be the same as that provided for the river flux station. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterDataSet Water data set RV=rivers, LK=lakes, GW=groundwater, TCM=transitional, coastal or marine waters, QA=water quantity. varchar(3) 0
WaterBodyType Water body type RV=river, CN=canal, T=transitional water, C=coastal water, M=marine water. varchar(2) 0
Region Region national region in which water body is located. nvarchar(255) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements.s varchar(2) 0
WaterbaseID WaterbaseID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). varchar(200) -1
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet-Water, ICES. varchar(50) 0
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