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Vegetation SRS data has been collected every year starting in 1998 to the present, and is collected during the months of June through August.
Field Station River River Pool Start Year - End Year
1 (Lake City, Minnesota) Mississippi Pool 4 1998 - Present
1 (Lake City, Minnesota) Mississippi Pool 5 2002 - 2002
2 (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Mississippi Pool 7 2002 - 2002
2 (La Crosse, Wisconsin) Mississippi Pool 8 1998 - Present
3 (Bellevue, Iowa) Mississippi Pool 12 2002 - 2002
3 (Bellevue, Iowa) Mississippi Pool 13 1998 - Present
4 (Alton, Illinois) Mississippi Pool 26 1998 - 2004
4 (Alton, Illinois) Illinois Lower Alton 2002 - 2002
6 (Havana, Illinois) Illinois La Grange 1998 - 2004
6 (Havana, Illinois) Illinois Upper Alton 2002 - 2002
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Vegetation Life Form Definitions
Life Form CodesLife Form
SSubmergent Species
FRooted Floating-leaf Species
EEmergent Species
AFilamentous Algae
NNon Rooted Floating-leaf Species
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Vegetation Download Shapefile Option:

The shapefile download option creates a file that contains vector graphics that represent georeferenced points of the data. The shapefile comes with a dbf file for storing the data, a projection file to describe how the points are georeferenced and an index file for accessing records in the shape file. Shapefiles can be easily added to ESRI's ArcMAP software and other mapping applications.

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Vegetation Download DBF Option:

The DBF download option creates a binary file that contains the records of the data in a format that specifies the columns and the datatypes of the columns. The dbf file format can be easily imported into applications like Microsoft Access and ESRI ArcMAP.

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Vegetation Download Extensible Markup Language(XML) Option:

The Extensible Markup Language(XML) download option creates a text file that contains the records of the data in a tagged format that adheres to XML 1.0 specification. The XML file is a text file where each row is contained in a tag and the fields are contained in sub tags. This format is easily shared amongst various programs and applications accross various operating system platforms.

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Vegetation Download Comma Separated Values(CSV) Option:

The Comma Separated Values(CSV) download option creates a text file that contains the records of the data one record per row with column fields being separted by a comma. The first line of the file contains the column names separated by a comma. The CSV format is easily imported in various Microsoft Office applications and most programs that allow importing of data.

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Vegetation Field Name Abbreviations Table
Browser Field Name Browser Field Name Abbreviations
BARCODE BARCODE
PAGE NUMBER PAGENUM
ROW NUMBER ROWNUM
FIELD STATION NUMBER FLDNUM
PROJECT CODE PROJCD
POOL/REACH POOL
DATE DATE
CREW LEADER CODE LDRCODE
RECORDER CODE RCRDCODE
DETRITUS DETRITUS
PREDOMINANT SUBSTRATE SBSTRATE
SITE CODE SITECD
MAP STRATUM MSTRATUM
ACTUAL STRATUM ASTRATUM
RIVER MILE RIVMILE
SUBMERSED VEGETATION VEG_S
ROOTED FLOATING LEAF VEGETATION VEG_RF
EMERGENT VEGETATION VEG_E
ALGAE VEG_A
NONROOTED FLOATING LEAF VEG. VEG_NRF
UNVEGETATED VEG_U
NONROOTED FLOATING COVER COV_NRF
ROOTED FLOATING COVER COV_RF
EMERGENT COVER COV_E
1ST UTM EASTING EAST1
1st UTM NORTHING NORTH1
UTM ZONE ZONE
1ST ACCURACY ACCUR1
UTM METHOD METHOD
2ND UTM EASTING EAST2
2ND UTM NORTHING NORTH2
2ND UTM ACCURACY ACCUR2
UMESC UTM ZONE ZONE_U
UMESC UTM EASTING EAST_U
UMESC UTM NORTHING NORTH_U
GIS GRID CODE GRIDCODE
ZONE15 EAST/WEST EAST_15
ZONE15 NORTH/SOUTH NORTH_15
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 1 HABITAT1
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 2 HABITAT2
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 3 HABITAT3
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 4 HABITAT4
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 5 HABITAT5
HABITAT SUBSAMPLES 6 HABITAT6
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 1 DEPTH1
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 2 DEPTH2
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 3 DEPTH3
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 4 DEPTH4
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 5 DEPTH5
WATER DEPTH SUBSAMPLES 6 DEPTH6
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 1 DENSITY1
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 2 DENSITY2
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 3 DENSITY3
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 4 DENSITY4
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 5 DENSITY5
PLANT DENSITY SUBSAMPLES 6 DENSITY6
SITE BATCH NUMBER BATCHNUM
SPECIES CODE SPPCD
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 1 VISUAL1
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 2 VISUAL2
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 3 VISUAL3
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 4 VISUAL4
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 5 VISUAL5
VISUAL SUBSAMPLES 6 VISUAL6
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 1 RAKE1
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 2 RAKE2
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 3 RAKE3
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 4 RAKE4
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 5 RAKE5
RAKE SUBSAMPLES 6 RAKE6
ADDITIONAL SPECIES ADDSPP
SPECIES COVER COVSPP
QE CODE QECODE
VOUCHER VOUCHER
COMMENT COMMENT
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Map of Long Term Resource Monitoring Field Stations
Map of Long Term Resource Monitoring Field Stations
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Vegetation Stratified Random Sampling (SRS) Database Browser

This Vegetation SRS Database Browser provides the most complete access to raw data using the widest variety of query parameters.

Please read the UMESC LTRMP Database Browser Notes before using this browser.

For Vegetation metadata read the FGDC NBII, Vegetation SRS Metadata page.

For Vegetation SRS component information read the Component Information Page which contains a description, history and value ranges of the data.

Queries made using the Vegetation SRS Database Browser are real time, it may take a few minutes to retrieve your results.
Field Station (required)
Field Station 1 (Lake City, MN)
Field Station 2 (La Crosse, WI)
Field Station 3 (Bellevue, IA)
Field Station 4 (Brighton, IL)
Field Station 6 (Havana, IL)
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Date Range (Format: mm/dd/yyyy; required)
Beginning: show calendar Ending: calendar icon
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Map Stratum (not required)
Backwater Contiguous with the main channel (BWC)
Backwater Isolated from the main channel (BWI)
Impounded area (IMP)
Isolated lakes (LK)
Main Channel Border (MCB)
Side Channel (SC)
Tributary Delta Lake - Lake Pepin (TDL)

Vegetation Species (required)
All SpeciesAll Species 
Site Information OnlySite Information Only 
algae, filamentousFilamentous algaeA
amaranth, roughfruitAmaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) SauerE
amaranth, tallAmaranthus rudis SauerE
arrowhead, arumleafSagittaria cuneata SheldonE
arrowhead, broadleafSagittaria latifolia Willd.E
arrowhead, stiffSagittaria rigida Pursh.E
ash, greenFraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.E
aster, calicoSymphyotrichum lateriflorum (L.) A. & D. Love var lateriflorumE
barnyardgrassEchinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv.E
barnyardgrass, commonEchinochloa muricata (Beauv.) Fern. var muricataE
barnyardgrass, roughEchinochloa muricata (Beauv.) Fern.E
barnyardgrass, very roughEchinochloa muricata (Beauv.) Fern. var. microstachya Wieg.E
bedstraw, bluntGalium obtusum Bigelow ssp obtusumE
bedstraw, bluntleafGalium obtusum BigelowE
beggarticks, beardedBidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.E
beggarticks, noddingBidens cernua L.E
bindweedConvolvulus L.E
bindweed, hedge falseCalystegia sepium (L.) R. Br. ssp sepiumE
birch, riverBetula nigra L.E
bladderwort, commonUtricularia macrorhiza Le ConteS
bluegrass, annualPoa annua L.E
bluejacketTradescantia ohiensis Raf.E
bulrush, riverSchoenoplectus fluviatilis (Torr.) M.T. StrongE
bulrush, softstemSchoenoplectus tabernaemontani (K.C. Gmel.) PallaE
burreedSparganium sppE
burreed, giantSparganium eurycarpum Engelm. ex GrayE
buttercup, longbeakRanunculus longirostris Godr.S
buttonbush, commonCephalanthus occidentalis L.E
canarygrass, reedPhalaris aruninaceae L.E
cattail, commonTypha latifolia L.E
cattail, narrowleafTypha angustifolia L.E
charaChara spp.S
clearweed, canadianPilea pumila (L.) GrayE
cocklebur, roughXanthium strumarium L.E
coontailCeratophyllum demersum L.S
cottonwood, easternPopulus deltoides Bartr. ex Marsh.E
creeper, trumpetCampsis radicans (L.) Seem. ex BureauE
crowfoot, threadleafRanunculus trichophyllus ChaixS
cucumber, oneseed burrSicyos angulatus L.E
cutgrass, riceLeersia oryzoides(L.) Sw.E
cypress, baldTaxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Rich.E
daisy, falseEclipta prostrata (L.) L.E
dayflower, climbingCommelina diffusa Burm. f.E
dock, curlyRumex crispus L.E
dock, swampRumex verticillatus L.E
duckweed, bigSpirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid.N
duckweed, smallLemna minor L.N
duckweed, starLemna trisulca L.N
elm, americanUlmus americana L.E
fanpetals, pricklySida spinosa L.E
flatsedge, beardedCyperus squarrosus L.E
flatsedge, fragrantCyperus odoratus L.E
flatsedge, redrootCyperus erythrorhizos Muhl.E
flatsedge, straw-coloredCyperus strigosus L.E
fogfruit, lanceleafPhyla lanceolata (Michx.) GreeneE
grape, frostVitis vulpina L.E
grape, graybarkVitis cinerea (Engelm.) MillardE
grass, coast cockspurEchinochloa walteri (Pursh) HellerE
grass, cockspurEchinochloa Beauv. cockE
greenbrier, bristlySmilax tamnoides L.E
hackberry, commonCeltis occidentalis L.E
hedgehyssop, roundfruitGratiola virginiana L.E
hemlock, bulblet-bearing waterCicuta bulbiferaE
hogweed, littlePortulaca oleracea L.E
indianhempApocynum cannabinum L.E
indigo, desert falseAmorpha fruticosa L.E
knotweed, curlytopPolygonum lapathifolium L.E
knotweed, waterPolygonum amphibium L.E
liverwortRiccia fluitansE
liverwortRicciocarpos natans (L.) CordaN
liverwort, slenderRiccia fluitans L.N
locustGleditsia L.E
loosestrife, purpleLythrum salicaria L.E
loosestrife, swampDecodon verticillatus (L.) Ell.E
lotus, americanNelumbo lutea Willd.F
lovegrass, indianEragrostis pilosa (L.) Beauv.E
lovegrass, sandbarEragrostis frankii C.A. Mey. ex Steud.E
lovegrass, tuftedEragrostis pectinacea (Michx.) Nees ex Steud.E
maple, silverAcer saccharinum L.E
milkweed, swampAsclepias incarnata L.E
millet, japaneseEchinochloa esculenta (A. Braun) H. ScholzE
monkeyflower, alleghenyMimulus ringens L.E
moonseed, commonMenispermum canadense L.E
mosquitofern, carolinaAzolla caroliniana Willd.N
mosquitofern, mexicanAzolla mexicana Schlect. & Cham. ex K. PreslN
mulberry, redMorus rubra L.E
nettle, falseBoehmeria cylindrica (L.) Sw.E
nettle, stingingUrtica dioica L.E
nitellaNitella spp.S
orbiculatus, rumexRumex orbiculatusE
panicgrass, fallPanicum dichotomiflorum Michx.E
paspalum, horsetailPaspalum fluitans (Ell.) KunthE
persimmon, commonDiospyrus virginiana L.E
pickerelweedPontederia cordata L.E
pimpernel, yellowseed falseLindernia dubia (L.) Pennell var dubiaE
plant, obedientPhysostegia virginiana (L.) Benth.E
poison ivy, easternToxicodendron radicans (L.) KuntzeE
pondlily, yellowNuphar variegata Dur.F
pondweed, alpinePotamogeton alpinus BalbisS
pondweed, curlyPotamogeton crispus L.S
pondweed, flatstemPotamogeton zosteriformis Fern.S
pondweed, hornedZannichellia palustris L.S
pondweed, largeleafPotamogeton amplifolius Tuck.S
pondweed, leafyPotamogeton foliosus Raf.S
pondweed, leafy/smallPotamogeton foliosus Raf./pusillus L.S
pondweed, longleafPotamogeton nodosus Poir.S
pondweed, ribbonleafPotamogeton epihydrus Raf.S
pondweed, richardson'sPotamogeton richardsonii (Benn.) Rydb.S
pondweed, sagoStuckenia pectinatus (L.) BoernerS
pondweed, smallPotamogeton pusillus L.S
primrose, common eveningOenothera biennis L.E
primrosewillow, floatingLudwigia peploides (Kunth) RavenF
primrosewillow, wingleafLudwigia decurrens Walt.F
ragweed, greatAmbrosia trifida L.E
redstemAmmannia coccinea Rottb. ssp. purpurea (Lam.) KoehneE
redstem, valleyAmmannia coccinea Rottb.E
reed, commonPhragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.E
rice, wildZizania aquatica L.E
rosemallow, crimsoneyedHibiscus moscheutos L. ssp lasiocarpos (Cav.) O.J. BlanchardE
rosemallow, halberdleafHibiscus laevis All.E
rush, commonJuncus effusus L.E
rush, floweringButomus umbellatus L.E
sandmat, mattedChamaesyce serpens (Kunth) SmallE
sedge, blunt broomCarex tribuloides Wahlenb.E
sedge, ravenfootCarex crus-corvi Shuttlw. ex KunzeE
sedge, shorelineCarex hyalinolepis Steud.E
sedge, threewayDulichium arundinaceum (L.) Britt.E
smartweed, common pennsylvaniaPolygonum pensylvanicum L. var. laevigatum Fern.E
smartweed, dottedPolygonum punctatum Ell.E
smartweed, longrootPolygonum amphibium L. var emersum Michx.E
smartweed, pennPolygonum pensylvanicum L.E
smartweed, pennsylvaniaPolygonum pensylvanicum L.E
smartweed, swampPolygonum hydropiperiodes Michx.E
smartweed, waterPolygonum amphibium L. var stipulaceum ColemanE
spikerush, beakedEleocharis rostellata (Torr.) Torr.E
spikerush, commonEleocharis palustris (L.) Roemer & J.A. SchultesE
spikerush, robbinsElocharis robbinsiiE
spikerush, slenderEleocharis tenuis (Willd.) Schult. var. verrucosa (Svens.) Svens.E
sprangletop, amazonLeptochloa panicoides (J. Presl) A.S. Hitchc.E
sprangletop, beardedLeptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth ssp fascicularis (Lam.) N. SnowE
sprangletop, muronateLeptochloa panicea (Retz.) Ohwi ssp. Brachiata (Steudl.) N. SnowE
stargrass, waterHeteranthera dubia (Jacq.) MacM.S
stonecrop, ditchPenthorum sedoides L.E
swampprivet, easternForestiera acuminata (Michx.) Poir.E
thoroughwort, latefloweringEupatorium serotinum Michx.E
ticktrefoilDesmodium Desv.E
touch-me-notImpatiens spp.E
verbena, swampVerbena hastata L.E
water dock, greaterRumex orbiculatus GrayE
water plantain, americanAlisma subcordatumE
watercressRorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) HayekE
waterhyssop, diskBacopa rotundifolia (Michx.) Wettst.F
waterlily, whiteNymphaea odorata Ait. spp tuberosa (Paine) Wiersma & HellquistF
watermeal, columbianWolffia columbiana Karst.N
watermilfoil, eurasianMyriophyllum spicatum L.S
watermilfoil, northernMyriophyllum sibiricum KomarovS
waternymph, brittleNajas minor All.S
waternymph, noddingNajas flexilis (Willd.) Rostk. & SchmidtS
waternymph, slenderNajas gracillima (A. Braun ex Engelm.) MagnusS
waternymph, southernNajas guadalupensis (Spreng.) MagnusS
waterplantain, americanAlisma plantago-aquatica L.E
waterweed, canadianElodea canadensis Michx.S
whitestarIpomoea lacunosa L.E
wildceleryVallisneria americana Michx.S
wildrye, virginiaElymus virginicus L.E
willow, blackSalix nigra Marsh.E
willow, coastal plainSalix caroliniana Michx.E
willow, peachleafSalix amygdaloides Anderss.E
willow, sandbarSalix exigua Nutt.E
woodnettle, canadianLaportea canadensis (L.) WeddellE
woodsorrelOxalis L.E
yellowcress, fernald'sRorippa palustris (L.) Bess. ssp fernaldiana (Butters & Abbe) JonsellE
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