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Open-File Report 2005-1126—ONLINE ONLY

Quality-Assurance Plan for Ground-Water Activities, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center

Compiled by B.W. Drost


This quality-assurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey's Washington Water Science Center, for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of ground-water data. This plan serves as a guide to all Washington Water Science Center personnel involved in ground-water activities, and changes as the needs and requirements of the Washington Water Science Center and Discipline change. Regular updates to this plan represent an integral part of the quality-assurance process.


Organization and Responsibilities
Training and Safety
Project Planning and Review
Development of Work Plan
Project Review
Data Collection
Documentation of Technical Procedures
Data Processing, Review, Storage, and Archiving
Selected References
Appendixes: Washington Water Science Center Ground Water Procedure Documents

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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, M.E. Savoca, (253) 428-3600 ext. 2660.

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