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Water Resources Data for
Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Water Year 2004

By R.S. Socolow, L.Y. Comeau, and Domenic Murino, Jr.

Water-Data Report MA-RI-04-1


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Gaging Stations Photos


This report includes records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; contents and elevation of lakes and ponds; and water levels of ground-water wells. This volume contains discharge records for 112 gaging stations; stage records for 2 gaging stations; stage records for 2 ponds; month-end contents of 1 reservoir; precipitation totals at 6 gaging stations; water quality for 21 gaging stations; air temperature at 2 climatological stations; and water levels for 131 observation wells. Locations of these sites are shown in figures 1 and 2. Hydrologic data were collected at many sites that were not involved in the systematic data-collection program; these data are published as miscellaneous discharge measurements, miscellaneous surface-water-quality, and miscellaneous ground-water-quality data. The data in this report represent that part of the National Water Information System (NWIS) operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.



List of Stations, in Downstream Order, for which Records are Published in this Volume

List of Ground-Water Wells, by County, for which Records are Published in this Volume

List of Discontinued Surface-Water Discharge Stations

List of Discontinued Surface-Water-Quality Stations



Summary of Hydrologic Conditions


Reservoir Storage

Water Quality

Ground-Water Levels

Floods and Droughts



Downstream Order and Station Number

Numbering System for Wells and Miscellaneous Sites

Special Networks and Programs

Explanation of Stage- and Water-Discharge Records

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 Field Data and Computed Results

Other Data Records Available

Explanation of Precipitation Records

Data Collection and Computation

Data Presentation

Explanation of Water-Quality Records

Collection and Examination of Data

Water Analysis

Surface-Water-Quality Records

Classification of Records

Accuracy of the Records

Arrangement of Records

On-Site Measurements and Sample Collection

Water Temperature


Laboratory Measurements

Analyses of Pesticides in Surface- and Ground-Water Samples (Schedule 2001)

Analyses of Pesticides in Volatile-Organic Compounds in Ground-Water Samples (Schedule 2020)

Data Presentation

Remarks Codes

Water-Quality Control Data

Blank Samples

Reference Samples

Replicate Samples

Spike Samples

Explanation of Ground-Water-Level Records

Site Identification Numbers

Data Collection and Computation

Data Presentation

Water-Level Tables


Ground-Water-Quality Data

Data Collection and Computation

Laboratory Measurements

Access to USGS Water Data

Retrieval of Hydrographs and Historical Data from the USGS Database

Definition of Terms

Remarks Codes

Dissolved Trace-Element Concentrations

Change in National Trends Network Procedures

Station Records, Surface Water

Discharge at Partial-Record Stations and Miscellaneous Sites

Station Records, Ground Water

Ground-Water Levels in Massachusetts

Ground-Water Levels in Rhode Island


The citation for this report, in USGS format, is as follows:
Socolow, R.S., Comeau, L.Y., and Murino, Domenic, Jr., 2004, Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 2004, Water-Data Report MA-RI-04-1, 326 p.

For more information about this or other USGS publications, or for information about other USGS activities within Massachusetts and Rhode Island Water Science Center, please go to the USGS Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center Home Page. If you cannot fully access the information on this page, please contact the Water Science Center Information Officer by calling (508) 490-5058.

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