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Water Resources Data New York Water Year 2003, Volume 1: Eastern New York Excluding Long Island


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WATER-DATA REPORT NY-03-1

ABSTRACT

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Eastern New York Excluding Long Island consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and ground-water levels. This volume contains records for water discharge at 150 gaging stations; stage only at 8 gaging stations; stage and contents at 4 gaging stations, and 18 other lakes and reservoirs; water quality at 29 gaging stations; and water levels at 21 observation wells. Also included are data for 31 crest-stage partial-record stations. Locations of all these sites are shown on figue 8. Additional water data were collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements and analyses. These data together with the data in volumes 2 and 3 represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with State, Municipal, and Federal agencies in New York.

 

CONTENTS

New York district office locations and addresses

Preface

List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published

List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published

List of discontinued surface-water discharge or stage-only stations

List of discontinued surface-water-quality stations

List of discontinued crest-stage partial-record stations

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of hydrologic conditions

Surface Water

Water Quality

Ground Water

Special networks and programs

Explanation of records

Station identification numbers

Downstream order system

Latitude-longitude system

Records of stage and water discharge

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Hydrographs

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Categories of water-quality data

Frequency-of-sampling notation

Dissolved trace-element concentrations

Change in National Trends Network procedures

Remarks codes

Quality-control data

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Some recent reports by USGS authors

Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

Station records, surface water

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Crest-stage partial record stations

Miscellaneous sites

Station records, ground water levels

National water-quality assessment (NAWQA) program records

Hudson River basin

Index


ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure 1. Map showing 2003 water year runoff as a percentage of the average annual

runoff for 1940-99 for eastern New York excluding Long Island

2. Comparison of percent of capacity of average month-end reservoir contents

and month-end contents during 2003 water year for two selected reservoir

systems in eastern New York

3. Comparison of monthly runoff for 2003 water year and average monthly runoff

for 1940-99 for selected gaging stations in eastern New York

4. Hydrographic comparisons, West Branch Oswegatchie River near Harrisville, NY

5. Hydrographic comparisons, Wappinger Creek near Wappingers Falls, NY

6. Hydrographic comparisons, ground-water levels at selected observation wells

7. System for numbering wells

8. Map showing location of gaging stations and observation wells

9. Map showing gaging stations and diversions near mouth of Mohawk River

10. Map showing location of sites within the New York City reservoir system

that were sampled for pesticide analysis



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Contents (294 KB)

Discontinued Sites (323 KB)

Introduction/Cooperation/Summary of Hydrologic Conditions (347 kB)

Explanantion Text/Definitions/Lists of Reports (605 KB)

State Map (833 KB)

Surface-water, Water-quality, and Ground-water Data (32.7 MB)

Index (406 KB)


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