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Open-File Report 2014–1233

Quality-Assurance and Data-Management Plan for Water-Quality Activities in the Kansas Water Science Center, 2014

Teresa J. Rasmussen, Trudy J. Bennett, Mandy L. Stone, Guy M. Foster, Jennifer L. Graham, and James E. Putnam

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As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey is relied on to collect high-quality data, and produce factual and impartial interpretive reports. This quality-assurance and data-management plan provides guidance for water-quality activities conducted by the Kansas Water Science Center. Policies and procedures are documented for activities related to planning, collecting, storing, documenting, tracking, verifying, approving, archiving, and disseminating water-quality data. The policies and procedures described in this plan complement quality-assurance plans for continuous water-quality monitoring, surface-water, and groundwater activities in Kansas.

First posted December 10, 2014

For additional information, contact:
Director, Kansas Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
4821 Quail Crest Place
Lawrence, KS 66049
http://ks.water.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Rasmussen, T.J., Bennett, T.J., Stone, M.L., Foster, G.M., Graham, J.L., and Putnam, J.E., 2014, Quality-assurance and data-management plan for water-quality activities in the Kansas Water Science Center, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1233, 41 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141233.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Planning and Review

Water-Quality Data Collection

Data Management

Special Topics

USGS Policies and Memorandums

Summary

References Cited


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