Open-File Report 2006-1371

Open-File Report 2006-1371

Guidelines for Coding and Entering Ground-Water Data into the Ground-Water Site Inventory Database Version 4.6, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center

By R.C. Lane


This report establishes and documents the procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center, to code and enter ground-water data into the Ground-Water Site Inventory database of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Ground Water Site Inventory System. These guidelines are consistent with Version 4.6 of the system, but will be updated as each new version becomes available.


Entering and verifying new data into GWSI
Explanation and use of selected GWSI terms
Section 1. Site record
Section 2. Construction data records
Section 3. Water-level data records
Section 4. Miscellaneous data records
Section 5. Discharge data records (DISC)
Section 6. Geohydrologic data records
Appendix 1. Coding forms
Appendix 2. Minimum data set for Washington Water Science Center
Appendix 3. Geohydrologic unit identifiers for Washington State
Appendix 4. Lithology codes for Washington
Appendix 5. Other records and components

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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, By R.C. Lane, (253) 552-1604.

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