The following series of tutorial videos provide additional context to the detailed written guidance provided by MDEQ for uploading data to WQX. Guidance documents, templates, submittal forms, reference values and more can be found on the MDEQ Lakes, Streams & Wetlands Program webpage linked below. Scroll to the "Submit Data" section and open the "Instructions & Additional Information" drop-down.

 

 

Step-by-Step Tutorial Videos:

Introduction to the WQX Data Upload Tutorial Videos

This 8 minute introductory video overviews the full process and outlines the structure of the guidance.

1. Prepare for EDD Development (EDD = Electronic Data Deliverable)

  1. Ensure that you have all field datasheets compiled and that you have all lab reports in EDD (Electronic Data Deliverable) and PDF format. This 7 minute video overviews what to look for as you compile your files from the lab.
  2. This 7 minute video overviews the DEQ resources, how they are laid out, and how to use them.

2. EDD Development

  1. This 7 minute video walks through filling out the Stations worksheet in the WQX EDD.
  2. This 24 minute video walks through creating the WQX EDD, starting with the Lab EDD.
  3. This 24 minute video walks through entering field data to create the WQX EDD.

3. Quality Control

 Video content for this section is under development and can be added if users think that would be useful.

4. EDD Validation (Run the EDP Software)

 Video content for this section is under development and can be added if users think that would be useful.

5. EDD Submittal (Submit the WQX EDD for Upload)

 Video content for this section is under development and can be added if users think that would be useful.

Tips and Tricks

This 5-min video shows how to extract a date from a comment field with Excel formulas.

This 4-min video shows how to remove duplicates from a list of ActivityIDs.

 

Note that you can adjust the playback speed of the videos by clicking the “1x” button below the video. So, in addition to pausing videos as you complete steps in the process, you can also slow the play speed if that is useful. Similarly, if you think you already feel comfortable with data upload but want a quick refresher, consider increasing the play speed for some of the longer videos.