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Water Resources Data
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Water Year 2000

By Pedro L. Díaz, Zaida Aquino, Carlos Figueroa-Alamo, Ricardo J. Vachier,
and Ana V. Sánchez

 

In cooperation with the
COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND WITH OTHER AGENCIES

 

U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report PR-00-1

 

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ABSTRACT

The Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with local and federal agencies obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands 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 area. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the U.S. Geological Survey, the data are published annually in this report series entitled "Water Resources Data for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2000."

 

This report includes records on both surface and ground water. Specifically, it contains: (1) discharge records for 85 streamflow gaging stations, daily sediment records for 26 streamflow stations, 21 partial-record or miscellaneous streamflow stations, stage records for 18 reservoirs, and (2) water-quality records for 16 streamflow-gaging stations, and for 42 ungaged stream sites, 11 lake sites, 2 lagoons, and 1 bay, and (3) water-level records for 108 observation wells.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
List of surface-water and water-quality stations, in downstream order, for which records
are published in this volume
List of ground-water wells, by basin, for which records are published in this volume
List of discontinued streamflow stations
Introduction
Cooperation
Summary of hydrologic conditions

Rainfall

Surface water

Ground water

Water quality
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

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of the records

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark codes

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Access to U.S. Geological Survey Water Data

Definition of terms

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

Surface- and quality-of-water records for Puerto Rico

Discharge at partial-record stations in Puerto Rico

Water-quality at partial-record stations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Ground-water records for Puerto Rico

Surface-water records for U.S. Virgin Islands

Ground-water records for U.S. Virgin Islands

Index

 


The citation for this report, in USGS format, is as follows:

 

Díaz, P.L., Aquino, Zaida, Figueroa-Alamo, Carlos, Vachier, R.J., and Sánchez, A.V., 2001, Water resources data Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Water Year 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report PR-00-1, 678 p.

 

Please visit http://pr.water.usgs.gov/ for more information about USGS activities in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

 


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