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Water Resources Data for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Water Year 2001

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."

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 93 gaging stations; stage records for 1 gaging station; month-end contents of 4 lakes and reservoirs; water quality for 31 gaging stations; water levels for 139 observation wells; ground-water quality for 24 water-supply wells; and stage records for 1 pond. Locations of these sites are shown in figures 1 and 2. Short-term water-quality data were collected at 26 gaging stations and are shown in figure 3. Locations of ground-water-quality sites are not shown for homeland security reasons. Hydrologic data were collected at many sites that were not involved in the systematic data-collection program and 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 Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


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Use the Table of Contents to determine which of the blocks shown below contain the information you need.  Pages IV and V provide a general listing of the type and location of information provided in this report. For more information, read the Preface and Introduction

PDF versions of hydrographs for all surface-water discharge stations and ground-water-level observation wells are provided in this year's annual water data report.   These hydrographs are available only in the pdf version of the report and are not included in the printed version. To open surface-water hydrographs, click on the station id number at the top of the page on which the station is listed.  To open ground-water hydrographs, click on the well name or well id number.  Use the back button in your Web browser to return to the text file of the pdf.

The printed version of this report contains erroneous information and data for observation well South Kingstown 515.  This information has been deleted from the pdf version of the report presented here.

Outside Cover  (181 KB) -   1 page
Calendar for Water Year 2001  (12 KB) -   1 page
Table of Contents  (316 KB) -   17 pages
Introduction  (3 MB) -   38 pages
Pages 39-89    (971 KB) -   51 pages
Pages 90-179  (1.7 MB) -   90 pages
Pages 180-226   (1 MB) -   47 pages
Pages 227-302  (1.7 MB) -   76 pages
Index  (254 KB) -    6 pages
Conversion Factors and 
Vertical Datum
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