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Water Resources Data, Nebraska, Water Year 2003

By D.E. Hitch, S.H. Hull, V.C. Walczyk, J.D. Miller, and R.A. Drudik

Water-Data Report NE-03-1


The Nebraska water resources data report for water year 2003 includes records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; water elevation 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 103 continuous and 5 crest-stage gaging stations, and 5 miscellaneous sites; stream water quality for 14 gaging stations and 5 miscellaneous sites; water elevation and/or contents for 2 lakes and 1 reservoir; ground-water levels for 40 observation wells; and ground-water quality for 132 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.



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



Summary of hydrologic conditions



Water quality

Ground water

Water Use

Downstream 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 precipitation records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

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

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark codes

Water-quality control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Explanation of ground-water-level records

Site identification numbers

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Water-level tables


Ground-water-quality data

Data collection and computation

Laboratory measurements

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Publications on techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

Surface-water records

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Analyses of samples collected at water-quality partial-record stations

Niobrara National Scenic River water-quality monitoring

Johnson Lake water-quality monitoring

Ground-water records

Chemical analyses of ground water

Ashland ground-water quality

Papio-Missouri study

Water-quality monitoring

Water quality from well nests

Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District water-quality monitoring

Ground-water protection area Middle Republican Natural Resources District

National Water-Quality Assessment Program-Central Nebraska Basins study unit

Ecological trends sampling

Agricultural land-use study

Agricultural chemical transport study


This report is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF). The Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader program is available for free from Adobe.

This report can be downloaded as a full report (PDF, 25.1MB), omits index, or downloaded in sections:

Errata Sheet

Introductory Text (PDF, 3.7MB)

Ponca Creek and Niobrara River Basins (PDF, 931KB) pages 58-75

Missouri River Basin (PDF, 1.1MB) pages 76-93

Platte River Basin (North-South-Middle Platte) (PDF, 2.1MB) pages 94-137

Platte River Basin (Loup River Basin) (PDF, 2.1MB) pages 138-165

Platte River Basin (Lower Platte River) (PDF, 373KB) pages 166-173

Platte River Basin (Elkhorn River Basin) (PDF, 6.7MB) pages 174-273

Missouri River Basin (Missouri River and tributaries) (PDF, 713KB) pages 274-289

Kansas River Basin (Republican River Basin) (PDF, 2.9MB) pages 290-343

Kansas River Basin (Blue River Basin) (PDF, 844KB) pages 344-365

Miscellaneous sites (PDF, 5.5MB) pages 366-462

Index (PDF, 138KB) pages 463-470

Conversion factors (PDF, 40KB)

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