Water Resources Data, Arkansas, 2002

Water-Data Report AR-02-1

By T.H. Brossett and D.A. Evans


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Water resources data for the 2002 water year for Arkansas consist of records of discharge and water quality (physical measurements and chemical concentrations) of streams, water quality of lakes, and groundwater levels and ground-water quality. Data from selected sites in Missouri and Oklahoma also are included. This report contains daily discharge records for 108 surface-water gaging stations and 87 peak-discharge partial-record stations, water-quality data for 65 surface-water stations and 5 wells, and water levels for 15 observation wells. Additional water data were collected at various sites, not part of the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements.

Note: Historically, this report has been published as a paper report. Beginning with the 2002 water year report, these reports will be available from the World Wide Web at



Calendar for Water Year 2002


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



Summary of hydrologic conditions

Surface water

Surface-water quality

Ground-water levels

Definition of terms

Station identification numbers

Downstream order and station number

Numbering system for wells

Special networks and programs

Explanation of stage and water-discharge records

Collection and computation of data

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 available

Explanation of surface-water quality records

Collection and examination of data

On-site measurements and sample collection

Dissolved trace-element concentrations

Change in National Trends Network procedures

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remarks codes

Explanation of ground-water level records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Explanation of ground-water quality records

Collection of the data

Data presentation

Quality-control data

Access to USGS water data

Publications on techniques of water-resources investigations

Discontinued gaging stations

Discontinued water-quality stations

Hydrologic-data station records

Discharge at crest-stage partial-record stations

Discharge at special study and miscellaneous sites

Ground-water levels and quality of ground water

Chemical quality of precipitation


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