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Water Resources Data, South Dakota, Water Year 2003

By M.J. Burr, R.W. Teller, and K.M. Neitzert

Water-Data Report SD-03-1

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Water-resources data for the 2003 water year for South Dakota consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; precipitation; and water levels in wells. This report contains discharge records for 123 streamflow-gaging stations; stage and contents records for 10 lakes and reservoirs, stage for 15 streams and 3 lakes; water-quality records for 5 streamflow-gaging stations, 2 daily sediment stations, 3 wells, 11 ungaged stream sites, 2 lakes, 1 sewage lagoon, and 1 precipitation site; water levels for 6 wells; daily precipitation records at 4 sites; and 74 partial-record crest-stage gage sites. Additional water data were collected at various sites, not part of the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements and analyses. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in South Dakota.



List of gaging stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

List of hydrologic stations 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 stations



Summary of hydrologic conditions


Surface water

Water quality

Ground water

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 identificaiton 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

Reference cited

Definition of terms

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

Station records, surface water

Partial-record stations

Daily precipitation stations

Miscellaneous water quality data

Miscellaneous temperature measurements and field determinations

Miscellaneous discharge measurements

Ground water


Send questions or comments about this report to the author, M.J. Burr (605) 352-4241 ext. 231.

This report can be downloaded as a full report (PDF, 24.1MB) or downloaded in sections:

Introductory Text (PDF, 1.5MB)

Stations 0504995 to 06441000 (PDF, 7.8MB)

Stations 06441500 to 06486000 (PDF, 9.7MB)

Water quality, precipitation, ground water, CSGs, index (PDF, 3.1MB)

For more information about USGS activities in South Dakota, visit the USGS South Dakota District home page.

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