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Open-File Report 2015–1074

U.S. Geological Survey Quality-Assurance Plan for Surface-Water Activities in Kansas, 2015

By C. Craig Painter and Brian L. Loving

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This Surface Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Kansas Water Science Center (KSWSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data.

First posted April 29, 2015

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:

Painter, C.C., and Loving, B.L., 2015, U.S. Geological Survey quality-assurance plan for surface-water activities in Kansas, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1074, 33 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151074.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Responsibilities

Collection of Stage and Streamflow Data

Site Visits

Archival of Field Notes and Measurement Files

Record Working

Error Handling and Web Display

Checking Hydrologic Records

Reviewing Hydrologic Records

Operation of Index Velocity Stations

Operation of Precipitation Gages

Storing and Archival of Hydrologic Data and Related Metadata

Safety

Training

Summary

References Cited


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