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WATER RESOURCES DATA, PENNSYLVANIA, WATER YEAR 2004

Volume 2. Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins

By R.R. Durlin and W.P. Schaffstall

Water-Data Report PA-04-2


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Abstract

Water-resources data for the 2004 water year for Pennsylvania consists of records of discharge and water quality of streams; contents and elevations of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground-water wells. This report, Volume 2 contains (1) discharge records for 85 continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations, 13 partial-record stations, 18 special study and miscellaneous streamflow sites; (2) elevation and contents records for 12 lakes and reservoirs and water-quality records for 12 lakes and reservoirs; (3) water-quality records for 32 gaging stations and 82 ungaged streamsites; (4) water-level records for 40 network observation wells; (5) water-quality analyses at 46 special study ground-water wells. Site locations are shown in figures throughout the report. Additional water data collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program are also presented. These data together with the data in Volumes 1 and 3, represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State, local, and Federal agencies in Pennsylvania.

CONTENTS

Preface

List of surface-water 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 continuous-record surface-water discharge stations

List of discontinued continuous-record surface-water-quality stations

Pennsylvania Water Science Center office locations and addresses

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of hydrologic conditions

Surface water

Reservoirs

Ground water

References

Special networks and programs

Explanation of the records

Station identification numbers

Downstream-order system

Latitude-longitude system

Explanation of stage- and water-discharge records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Peak discharge greater than base discharge

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 water-quality records

Collection and examination of data

Water analysis

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Accuracy of the records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark 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

Hydrographs

Ground-water-quality data

Data collection and computation

Laboratory measurements

Access to USGS Water Data

Definition of terms

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey

Special Notes, Remark Codes, and Selected Constituent Definitions

Station records, surface water

Continuous water-discharge and water-quality station records

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Crest-stage partial-record stations

Miscellaneous sites

Analyses of streamflow samples collected at partial-record stations

Pennsylvania water-quality network

Water-quality and field measurements near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Swatara Creek project

Analyses of data collected at special-study sites

Pennsylvania fluvial geomorphic reference reach network

Special Notes, Remark Codes, and Selected Constituent Definitions

Station records, ground water

Water-level

Ground-water data collected at special-study sites

Ground water pesticides network project

Chester County ground-water-quality monitoring program

Index


Send questions or comments about this report to the author, W.P. Schaffstall (570) 323-7127 ext. 401.


For more information about USGS activities in Pennsylvania, visit the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center home page.



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