Water-Data Report WA-05-1

Water Data Report WA-05-1

Water Resources Data-Washington Water Year 2005

By R.A. Kimbrough, G.P. Ruppert, W.D. Wiggins, R.R. Smith, and D.L. Kresch


This report includes records on both surface and ground water in the State. The report contains discharge records for 236 stream-gaging stations, stage-only records for 11 stream-gaging stations, discharge measurements for 93 miscellaneous measurement sites, and annual maximum discharge for 3 crest-stage partial-record stations; stage and (or) contents records for 34 lakes and reservoirs; precipitation (rain gage) record for 1 site; water-quality records for 52 surface-water sites; water-level records for 59 observation wells; and water-quality records for 59 observation wells.


Front Cover and Calendar

Title Page, Preface, Report Documentation, Contents

Lists of Sites

Introduction and Cooperation

Summary of Hydrologic Conditions

Downstream Order and Station Number, Numbering System for Wells and Miscellaneous Sites, Special Networks and Programs

Explanation of Stage- and Water-Discharge Records

Explanation of Precipitation Records

Explanation of Water-Quality Records

Surface-Water-Quality Records

Explanation of Ground-Water-Level Records

Ground-Water-Quality Data

Access to USGS Water Data

Definition of Terms

Surface-Water-Discharge and Surface-Water-Quality Records


Naselle and Willapa River Basins

Chehalis and Humptulips River Basins

Quinault, Queets, Hoh, and Quillayute River Basins

Hoko, Elwha, and Dungeness River Basins


Big Quilcene and Duckabush River Basins

Skokomish River Basin

Big Beef Creek Basin

Minter and Goldsborough Creek Basins

Deschutes and Nisqually River Basins

Chambers Creek Basin

Puyallup and White River Basins

Duwamish River Basin

Lake Washington Basin

Snohomish River Basin

Tulalip and Mission Creek Basins

Stillaguamish River Basin

Skagit River Basin

Samish River and Whatcom Creek Basins

Nooksack River Basin


Columbia River above the International Boundary

Pend Oreille, Kettle, and Colville River Basins, and the Columbia River from the International Boundary to the confluence with the Spokane River

Spokane River Basin and the Columbia River from the confluence with the Spokane River to Bridgeport

Okanogan River Basin

Methow and Chelan River Basins and the Columbia River from Bridgeport to Wells Dam

Entiat, Wenatchee, and Sand Hollow River Basins and the Columbia River from Wells Dam to Rock Island Dam

Crab Creek Basin and the Columbia River from Rock Island Dam to Richland

Yakima River and Esquatzel Coulee Basins and the Columbia River from Richland to Kennewick

Snake River Basin including the Grande Ronde River, Asotin Creek, Tucannon River, and Palouse River Basins

Walla Walla River Basin

Klickitat and White Salmon River Basins and the Columbia River from Kennewick to Bonneville Dam

Lewis River Basin and the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Longview

Cowlitz River Basin, including the Toutle River Basin, and the Columbia River from Longview to the Pacific Ocean

Discharge at Partial-Record Stations and Miscellaneous Sites

Ground-Water Levels

Quality of Ground Water


Conversion Factors and Back Cover

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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, R. A. Kimbrough , (253) 428-3600 ext. 2608.

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