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WATER RESOURCES DATA
MISSISSIPPI
WATER YEAR 2003


Water-Data Report MS-03-1

by

F. Morris, III,
M.S. Runner,
and J.B. Storm


ONLINE ONLY

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ABSTRACT

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Mississippi consist of records of surface water and ground water in the State. Specifically, it contains: (1) Discharge records for 94 streamflow-gaging stations, stage records for 20 of these gaging stations, discharge records for 98 partial-record stations or miscellaneous streamflow sites, including 10 flood hydrograph partial-record stations, 78 crest-stage partial-record stations, and 10 special study and miscellaneous sites; (2) stage only at 7 gaging stations; (3) water-quality records for 10 streamflow-gaging stations, 5 stage-only stations, 3 water-quality monitor stations, 0 partial-record stations or miscellaneous sites, 11 short-term study sites, and 24 wells; and (4) water-level records for 19 observation wells. Records obtained from water-resources investigations are also included in special sections of the report. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with State, county, municipal, and other Federal agencies in Mississippi.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Report documentation page
List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, by which records are published
List of ground-water stations for which records are published
List of discontinued surface-water-discharge or stage only stations
List of discontinued surface-water-quality stations
Introduction
Cooperation
Summary of hydrologic conditions
      Surface water
            Streamflow
            Water quality
      Ground water
            Ground-water levels Downstream order and station number
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 records available
Explanation of precipitation records
      Data collection and computation
      Data presentation
Explanation of water-quality records
      Collection and examination
      Water analysis
Surface-water-quality records
      Classification of records
      Accuracy of the records
      Arrangement of records
      On-site measurements and sample collection
      Water temperature
      Sediment
      Laboratory measurements
      Data presentation
      Fixed value parameter 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
Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Surface-water records
      Discharge at partial-record stations
            Flood hydrograph partial-record stations
            Crest-stage partial-record stations
            Special study and miscellaneous sites
      Water-quality data collected during short term studies
            Mississippi Delta Management Systems Evaluation Area Study
            Deer Creek Water-quality Synoptic Study
Ground-water records
Index

ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure 1. Hydrograph of well in the Cockfield aquifer in the Jackson metropolitan area
Figure 2. System for numbering wells and miscellaneous sites (latitude and longitude)
Figure 3. Relation of discharge during 2003 water year with median discharge for period 1971-2000 for three representative gaging stations
Figure 4. Map showing location of hydrologic-data stations
Figure 5. Map showing location of partial-record stations
Figure 6. map showing location of observation wells




Water Resources of Mississippi

For questions or comments, contact:

District Chief
U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Discipline
Mississippi District
308 South Airport Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208-6649

(601) 933-2900 voice
(601) 933-2901 fax




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