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Water-Data Report KS-03-1

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Water Resources Data--Kansas, Water Year 2003

By J.E. Putnam and D.R. Schneider

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Abstract

Water-resources data for the 2003 water year for Kansas consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; elevation and contents of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels of ground-water wells. This report contains records for water discharge at 148 complete-record gaging stations; elevation and contents at 17 lakes and reservoirs; water-quality records at 2 precipitation stations, water-level data at 12 observation wells; and records of specific conductance, pH, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity at 11 gaging stations and 2 lakes with water-quality monitors. Also included are discharge data for 27 high-flow partial-record stations, miscellaneous onsite water-quality data collected at 138 stations, and suspended-sediment concentration for 11 stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Information System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with local, State, and Federal agencies in Kansas.


CONTENTS

Preface
Illustrations and tables
List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published
List of discontinued streamflow-gaging stations
List of discontinued water-quality streamflow-gaging stations
Introduction
Cooperation
Summary of hydrologic conditions
Surface water
Streamflow
Surface-water quality
Ground water
Downsream 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 water-quality records
Collection and examination of data
Water analysis
Surface-water-quality records
Classification of records
Accuracy of the records
Arrangement of records
Onsite measurements and sample collection
Water temperature
Sediment
Laboratory measurements
Data presentation
Remark codes
Explanation of ground-water-level records
Site identification numbers
Data collection and computation
Data presentation
Water-level tables
Hydrographs
Access to USGS water data
Definition of terms
Techniques of water-resources investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey
References
Surface-water records
Discharge at partial-record stations
Miscellaneous surface-water stations
Ground-water records
Ground-water levels, measured quarterly or annually
Ground-water levels, measured daily
Chemical quality of precipitation
Index

Putnam, J.E. and Schneider, D.R., 2004, Water resources data--Kansas, water year 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report KS-03-1, 641 p.


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