Water Resources Data--Alabama,
Water Year 2002,

By J.L. Pearman, V.E. Stricklin, and W.L. Psinakis

Water-Data Report AL-02-1

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Water resources data for the 2002 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, for 41 partial-record or miscellaneous streamflow stations; (2) stage and content records for 14 lakes and reservoirs and stage at 47 stations; (3) water-quality records for 12 streamflow-gaging stations, for 17 ungaged streamsites, and for 2 precipitation stations; (4) water temperature at 14 surfacewater stations; (5) specific conductance and dissolved oxygen at 12 stations; (6) turbidity at 3 stations; (7) sediment data at 6 stations; (8) water-level records for 2 recording observation wells; and (9) water-quality records for 21 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

Surface water

Surface-water quality


Ground-water levels

Ground-water quality

Precipitation quality

Special networks and programs

Explanation of the records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system for wells

Records of stage and water discharge

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 the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Onsite measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark codes

Other records available

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of precipitation quality

On-site measurements and sample collection

Data presentation

Access to WATSTORE data

Definition of terms

Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

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:


District Chief

U.S. Geological Survey

2350 Fairlane Dr., Suite 120

Montgomery, Alabama 36116


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