Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2003

Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2003

By Andrew C. Hickey, John F. Kerestes, and Brian E. McCallum

Compiled by S. Jack Alhadeff, Brian E. McCallum, and Mark N. Landers

USGS Water-Data Report GA-03-01 (Published March 2004)


Outline of Georgia

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2003, including: discharge records of 163 gaging stations; stage for 187 gaging stations; precipitation for 140 gaging stations; information for 19 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 40 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 65 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 36 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data at 162 stations in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2003, including continuous water-level records of 156 ground-water wells and periodic records at 130 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia.

Note: Historically, this report was published as a paper report. For the 1999 and subsequent water-year reports, the Water Resources Data for Georgia changed to a new, more informative and functional format on CD-ROM. The format is based on a geographic information system (GIS) user interface that allows the user to view map locations of the hydrologic monitoring stations and networks within respective river basins.

Table of Contents




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

Identifying Estimated Daily Discharge

Accuracy of the Records

Other Records Available

Records of Surface-Water Quality

Classification of Records

On-Site Measurements and Sample Collection

Data Presentation

Remark Codes

Records of Ground-Water Levels

Data Collection and Computation

Data Presentation

Access to USGS water data

Summary of Hydrologic Conditions

Definition of Terms

Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey

Station Records by Major River Basin (Water Year)

Savannah River Basin

Ogeechee River Basin

Altamaha River Basin

Brunswick River Basin

Satilla River Basin

St. Mary's River Basin

Suwannee River Basin

Ochlockonee River Basin

Apalachicola River Basin

Mobile River Basin

Tennessee River Basin

Miscellaneous Ground-Water Quality Records (Water Year)

Surficial Aquifer

Upper Floridan Aquifer

List of Active and Discontinued Gaging Stations

Conversion Factors

Water Year Calendar

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Prepared in cooperation with the
State of Georgia
and with other agencies
Seal of the State of Georgia

Report Availability:

For information on the water program in Georgia, write to District Chief, Water Resources Division
U.S. Geological Survey
Peachtree Business Center
3039 Amwiler Road, Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30360-2824
(770) 903-9100

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