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A soil moisture and precipitation dataset from the Kenaston/Brightwater Creek basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2007 - 2017

Description: The Kenaston Network, located in the Brightwater Creek basin in central Saskatchewan, is a community monitoring network with a variety of monitoring instruments. The area is a typical agricultural region with both annually cropped fields and pasture sections. Dataset presented here is from the soil moisture and precipitation sites which are spread at two spatial scales (10 km x 10 km and 40 km x 40 km) over the monitoring region. Data from the summer months (May 1 – Sept 30) is included for 2007 – 2017. Each site has at least three Stevens Hydra Probe soil moisture sensors, inserted horizontally at depths of 5, 20, and 50 cm below the surface, with sites at the 10 km x 10 km scale instrumented with an additional vertically placed sensor, measuring over the depth 0-5 cm. Parameters reported from the probes are soil temperature, real dielectric constant, and soil moisture calculated using the Stevens loam calibration equation. All sites have one of two types of tipping bucket rain gauge (Onset RG3 or Hydrological Services TB3) to provide summer precipitation totals. All data from the network have been through a quality control/quality analysis process that includes a series of automated checks followed by a manual review of all sensor parameters. **Please note: This dataset is linked to an ESSD paper at  The authors kindly request that you reference this paper in addition to the dataset.
Authors: Tetlock, Erica; Environment and Climate Change Canada
Toth, Brenda; Environment and Climate Change Canada
Berg, Aaron; University of Guelph; ORCID iD
Rowlandson, Tracy; University of Guelph
Ambadan, Jaison Thomas; University of Guelph
Keywords: soil moisture
validation data
Date: 16-Oct-2018
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
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Brightwater Creek
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Tetlock, E. , Toth, B. , Berg, A. , Rowlandson, T. , Ambadan, J. (2018) A soil moisture and precipitation dataset from the Kenaston/Brightwater Creek basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2007 - 2017. Federated Research Data Repository.