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Water Resources Data Massachusetts and Rhode Island Water Year 2002

Water-Data Report MA-RI-02-1

By R.S. Socolow, G.G. Girouard, and L.R. Ramsbey


The Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with State agencies, obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Massachusetts and Rhode Island 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 States. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the Geological Survey, the data are published annually in this report series entitled "Water Resources Data-Massachusetts and Rhode Island."

Hydrologic data are also available through the Massachusetts–Rhode Island District Home Page on the World Wide Web ( Historical data and real-time data (for sites equipped with satellite gage-height telemeter) are also available. The home page also contains a link to the U.S. Geological Survey National Home Page where streamflow data from locations throughout the United States can be retrieved ( Please be advised that hydrographs for surface-water discharge stations and ground-water-level observation wells are only available on-line in page-sized pdf format through the USGS Web page ( Surface-water hydrographs display daily mean discharge for water year 2002; ground-water-level hydrographs display water levels for water years 1993 through 2002.

This report series includes records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; contents of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels of ground-water wells. This volume contains discharge records for 98 gaging stations; stage records for 2 gaging stations; stage records for 2 ponds; month-end contents of 5 lakes and reservoirs; precipitation totals at 6 gaging stations; water quality for 27 gaging stations; water levels for 136 observation wells; and ground-water quality for 3 wells. Locations of these sites are shown in figures 1 and 2. Hydrologic data were collected at many sites that were not involved in the systematic data-collection program; these data are published as miscellaneous discharge measurements, miscellaneous surface-water-quality, and miscellaneous ground-water-quality data. The data in this report represent that part of the National Water Information System (NWIS) operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


The printed version of this report includes 365 total pages and two inside covers.  The online version of this report includes those pages and 242 pages of hydrographs that were not included in the printed version.  The online version also has four additional pages of water-quality data for Green River near Colrain, MA (station 01170100).  Data for this station were not available at the time of printing.  The online annual data report is presented electronically in Portable Document Format. You will need a PDF viewer or reader (available as freeware from to view and print the report.  Users with visual disabilities can visit the Adobe accessibility site for conversion tools to make the PDF files more accessible.  Because the electronic version of the report is large (20 megabytes for body of the report and 105 megabytes for the hydrographs) it is presented for download in smaller sections of only 1 to 6 megabytes. To return to this host page after linking to an excerpted section, close the PDF window or use the back arrow in your browser.

Preliminary Pages, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Maps -- Pages i through xvi and 1 through 42. (3.6 megabytes)
Surface-water tables -- Pages 43 through 259. (5.7 megabytes)
Partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites -- Pages 260 through 271. (800 kilobytes)
Ground-water data tables -- Pages 272 through 334. (3.5 megabytes)
Index -- Pages 335 through 339. (600 kilobytes)
Outside cover -- (70 kilobytes)
Inside front cover -- Calendar for water year 2002. (30 kilobytes)
Inside back cover -- Conversion factors. (70 kilobytes)
01170100QW -- Table of water-quality data for Green River near Colrain, MA, 01170100 (not available at printing), four pages (50 kilobytes)
MARIWDR0201 -- Entire (printed version) of report for print-on-demand. (20 megabytes) Note, this file is large and does not include any hydrograph links.


Within surface-water data section (surface-water tables), activate each PDF link by clicking on the station identification number.


Within ground-water data section (ground-water tables), activate each PDF link by clicking on the well identifier.

The citation for this report, in USGS format, is as follows:

Socolow, R.S., Girouard, G.G., and Ramsbey, L.R., 2003, Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 2002, Water-Data Report MA-RI-02-1, 340 p.

For more information about this or other USGS publications, or for information about other USGS activities within Massachusetts and Rhode Island District, please go to the USGS Massachusetts-Rhode Island Home Page. If you cannot fully access the information on this page, please contact the District's Information Officer by calling (508) 490-5058.

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