U.S. Geological Survey

Water-Data Report KY-05-1

Water Resources Data, Kentucky, Water Year 2005

By Dennis L. McClain, Clifford R. Moses, and Roy S. Darnell



Water resources data for the 2005 water year for Kentucky consist of records of stage, discharge, and water-quality of streams and lakes; and water levels of wells. This report includes daily discharge records for 131 stream-gaging stations. It also includes water-quality data for 8 stations sampled at regular intervals, continuous temperature at 8 stations, and continuous water-quality at 11 stations. Ground-water levels are published for 25 recording and 22 partial record sites. Precipitation data at a regular interval are published for two sites. Additional water data were collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program and are published as miscellaneous measurements and analyses. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Water Resources Data report for water year 2005 is available in the Portable Document Format (PDF) files listed below. Adobe Acrobat Reader® is needed to view or print these files. Download a free copy of Acrobat Reader®

Front Cover to Page 49 - (PDF size 2.05 MB)

Pages 50 to 149 - (PDF size 6.79 MB)

Pages 150 to 245 - (PDF size 6.15 MB)

Pages 246 to 331 - (PDF size 4.41 MB)

Pages 332 to 411 - (PDF 5.54 MB)

Pages 412 to 497 - (PDF 5.23 MB)

Pages 498 to 501 - (PDF 471 KB)

Pages 502 to 541 - (PDF 2.39 MB)

Pages 542 to Back Cover - (PDF 300 KB)

Entire volume (568 pages) (5.35 MB) This version of the report is not Section 508 compliant because it is intended for printing only.



List of gaging stations, in downstream order, for which records are published

List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published

List of precipitation-quality stations, by county, for which records are published



Summary of hydrologic conditions

Surface water

Quality of water

Ground-water levels

Downstream order system

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 records available

Explanation of precipitation-quality records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Explanation of 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

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

Access to USGS DATA

Definition of terms

Station records, surface water

Discharge at partial-record stations

Crest-stage partial-record stations

Miscellaneous discharge measurements

Water quality samples taken at miscellaneous sites

Station records, ground water

Ground-water levels listed by county

Station records, precipitation records

Discontinued gaging-station records

Discontinued water-quality records

Discontinued ground-water records


McClain, D.L., Moses, C.R., and Darnell, R.S., 2006, Water Resources Data, Kentucky, Water Year 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report KY-05-1, 568 p.

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