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Wyoming Water Resources Data, Water Year 2000

Prepared in cooperation with the State of Wyoming and with other agencies

by Robert B. Swanson and others

Abstract

Water resources data for the 2000 water year for Wyoming consists of records of stage, discharge and water quality of streams; stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs, and water levels and water quality of ground water. Volume 1 of this report contains discharge records for 141 gaging stations; stage and contents for 15 lakes and reservoirs; and water quality for 22 gaging stations and 21 ungaged stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites, not part of the systematic data collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data together with the data in Volume 2 represent part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Wyoming.


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Cover of Volume 1

Volume 1. Surface Water
Water-Data Report WY-00-1
PDF 4.0 mb

Contents

Cover of Volume 2

Volume 2. Ground Water
Water-Data Report WY-00-2
PDF 6.1 mb

Contents

Volume 1. CONTENTS:

Preface

List of gaging stations, in downstream order, for which records are published

List of discontinued and active surface-water discharge, water-quality, sediment, and biological stations

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of hydrologic conditions

Precipitation

Streamflow

Chemical quality of stream water

Special networks and programs

Explanation of the records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system

Records of stage and water discharge

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Onsite measurement and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory analysis

Presentation of water-quality records

Remark codes

Quality-control samples

Blank samples

Replicate samples

Access to water data

Definition of terms

Publication of techniques of water-resources investigations

Station records, surface water

Discharge at miscellaneous sites

Discharge measurements made at miscellaneous sites

Analysis of samples collected at special study and miscellaneous sites

Coal bed methane study

Fremont County weed and pest district study

National water-quality assessment program

Index

ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure 1. Location of surface-water gaging stations, water-quality stations, and stage and/or content stations, 2000 water year

2. Mean cumulative precipitation for water year 2000 and mean cumulative normal precipitation for 1961-90 by major divisions, Wyoming

3. Monthly and annual average discharge of major rivers in Wyoming for water year 2000, and
monthly and annual maximum and median discharge for period of record

4. Location of surface-water sampling sites in the Yellowstone River Basin NAWQA study unit,
Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming

Table 1. Summary of snowpack conditions in eight major river divisions in Wyoming for water year 2000

2. Statistical summary of specific conductance measurements for discrete water samples at selected
locations and results for the 2000 and 1990-1999 water years

Volume 2. CONTENTS:

Preface

List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of hydrologic conditions

Ground-water levels

Explanation of the records

Numbering system for wells

Latitude-longitude system

Data collection and computation

Presentation of data

Station manuscript

Explanation of hydrographs

Ground-water quality

Data collection and presentation

Remark codes

Access to water data

Definition of terms

Techniques of water-resources investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey

Station records, ground water

Ground-water levels

High Plains study

Quality of ground-water

Pesticide and nutrient sampling program

Supplementary data for pesticide and nutrient sampling program

Ground-water quality near wastewater-treatment facilities, Grand Teton National Park

Index

ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure 1. Location of counties in Wyoming with observation wells, as of September 2000

2. Water-level hydrographs for observation wells in areas of extensive ground-water withdrawals, Water Year 1996 through Water Year 2000

3-5. Diagrams showing:

3. Federal township-range system for numbering wells

4. Wind River Indian Reservation system for numbering wells

5 System for assigning identification to wells (latitude and longitude)

6-21. Maps showing location of observation wells:

6. Albany County

7. Big Horn County

8. Campbell County

9. Carbon County

10. Converse County

11. Crook County

12. Fremont County

13. Goshen County

14. Hot Springs County

15. Laramie County

16. Niobrara County

17. Platte County

18. Sweetwater County

19. Washakie County

20. Weston County

Table 1. Changes in ground-water levels in statewide observation-well network and wells completed in the High Plains aquifer


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