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Water Resources Data--Alabama, Water Year 2005

By W.L. Psinakis, D.S. Lambeth, V.E. Stricklin, and M.W. Treece


U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report AL-05-1

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Water resources data for the 2005 water year for Alabama consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stages and contents of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels in wells. This report includes records on both surface and ground water in the State. Specifically, it contains: (1) discharge records for 131 streamflow-gaging stations and 23 partial-record or miscellaneous streamflow stations; (2) stage and content records for 14 lakes and reservoirs and stage at 44 stations; (3) water-quality records for 125 streamflow-gaging stations and 67 ungaged streamsites; (4) water temperature at 179 surface-water stations; (5) specific conductance at 180 stations; (6) dissolved oxygen at 17 stations; (7) turbidity at 52 stations; (8) sediment data at 2 stations; (9) water-level records for 2 recording observation wells; and (10) water-quality records for 6 ground-water stations. Also included are lists of active and discontinued continuous-record surface-water-quality stations, and partial-record and miscellaneous surface- water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating Federal, State, and local agencies in Alabama.


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 precipitation-quality stations, by county, for which records are published in this volume
Summary of hydrologic conditions

Downstream order and station numbers

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

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 available

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

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

Ground-water-quality data

Data collection and computation

Laboratory measurements

Precipitation-quality records

On-site measurement and sample collection

Data presentation

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Station records, surface water

Discharge at partial-record and miscellaneous sites

Flood hydrograph partial-record stations

Crest-stage partial-record stations

Discharge measurements at partial record and miscellaneous sites

Analyses of samples collected at water-quality partial-record stations

Analyses of samples collected at miscellaneous stations

Station records, ground-water

Ground-water levels

Ground-water quality data collected during short-term studies

Analysis of samples collected at precipitation stations



For information on the water program in Alabama, write to:


Alabama Water Science Center, Director
U.S. Geological Survey
75 TechnaCenter Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117


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