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Open-File Report 2010–1263

Surface-Water Quality-Assurance Plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Georgia Water Science Center, 2010

Anthony J. Gotvald

Summary

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The U.S. Geological Survey requires that each Water Science Center prepare a surface-water quality-assurance plan to describe policies and procedures that ensure high quality surface-water data collection, processing, analysis, computer storage, and publication. The Georgia Water Science Center's standards, policies, and procedures for activities related to the collection, processing, analysis, computer storage, and publication of surface-water data are documented in this Surface-Water Quality-Assurance Plan for 2010.

First posted October 28, 2010

For additional information contact:
Director, Georgia Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
3039 Amwiler Rd.
Suite 130
30360-2824
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/

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Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Responsibilities

Collection of Stage and Streamflow Data

Processing and Analyzing Stage and Streamflow Data

Office Setting

Collection of Precipitation Data

Processing and Analyzing Precipitation Data

Collection of Sediment Data

Processing and Analysis of Sediment Data

Database Management

Publication of Surface-Water Data

Safety

Training

References Cited

Appendix 1. U.S. Geological Survey Technical Memorandums Cited

Appendix 2. Hydrologic Monitoring and Analysis Section—Surface-Water Electronic Archiving

Appendix 3. Hydroacoustic Instrumentation—Standards, Policies, and Procedures



Suggested citation:

Gotvald, A.J., 2010, Surface-water quality-assurance plan for the USGS Georgia Water Science Center, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1263, 43 p.

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