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Open–File Report 03-490

Version 2.0, May 2011

Surface–Water Quality–Assurance Plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

David L. Kresch and Stewart A. Tomlinson

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This Surface-Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data. This plan serves as a guide to all WAWSC personnel involved in surface-water data activities, and changes as the needs and requirements of the WAWSC change. Regular updates to this Plan represent an integral part of the quality-assurance process. In the Washington Water Science Center, direct oversight and responsibility by the hydrographer(s) assigned to a surface-water station, combined with team approaches in all work efforts, assure high-quality data, analyses, reviews, and reports for cooperating agencies and the public.

Revised May 25, 2011

First posted January 14, 2004

For additional information contact:
Director, Washington Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
934 Broadway, Suite 300
Tacoma, Washington 98402
http://wa.water.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

Kresch, D.L., and Tominlinson, S.A., 2004, Surface-water quality-assurance plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-490, 50 p.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Collection of Surface-Water Data

Processing and Analysis of Surface-Water Data

Publication and Review of Surface-Water Data Reports

Publication Policy

Safety

Training

Summary

References Cited

Appendix A. Office of Surface Water and Water Resources Discipline Memorandums Cited

Appendix B. Washington Water Science Center Note Sheets for Recording Surface-Water Data


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