USGS

Water Resources Data--Nebraska,
Water Year 2002,

By D.E. Hitch, S.H. Hull, and V.C. Walczyk

Water-Data Report NE-02-1


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ABSTRACT

The Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with State and local agencies, obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Nebraska each water year. These data, accumulated during many water years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding of the water resources of the State. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the USGS, the data are published annually in this report series entitled “Water Resources Data - Nebraska."

The Nebraska water resources data report for water year 2002 includes records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage and/or contents of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and quality of ground water in wells. This report contains records of stream stage for 3 stations; stream discharge for 96 continuous and 5 crest-state gaging stations, and 3 miscellaneous and 55 low-flow sites; stream water quality for 23 gaging stations and 5 miscellaneous sites; water elevation and/or contents for 1 lake and 1 reservoir; ground-water levels for 43 observation wells; and ground-water quality for 115 wells. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected in and near Nebraska by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating local, state and Federal agencies.


CONTENTS

Preface

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 discontinued surface-water gaging stations

List of discontinued surface-water crest stage stations

List of discontinued surface-water quality stations

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of Hydrologic Conditions

Precipitation

Streamflow

Water quality

Ground-water levels

Water use

Special networks and programs

Explanation of the records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system

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 discharge

Accuracy of the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Arrangement of records

Onsite measurements and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Access to USGS Water Data

Definition of terms

Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

Remark codes

Station records, surface water

Complete-record stations

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Low-flow investigations, Platte River Basin

Miscellaneous surface-water quality data

Analysis of samples collected at water-quality partial record stations

National Water-Quality Assessment Program--Central Nebraska Basins Study Unit

Ecological trends sampling

Water-quality monitoring--mercury synoptic

Station records, ground water

Ground-water levels

Chemical analyses of ground water

Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District study

Water-quality monitoring

Water quality from well nests

North Platte Natural Resources District study

Ashland well field study

Index


For information on the water program in Nebraska write to:

 

District Chief

U.S. Geological Survey

Federal Building, Room 406

100 Centennial Mall, North

Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

http://ne.water.usgs.gov

 

 




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