The Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with State agencies, obtains a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Minnesota each water year. These data, accumulated during many years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding of the water resources of the State. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the USGS, the data are published annually in this report series entitled 'Water Resources Data - Minnesota.'
Water-resources data for the 1999 water year (hereinafter 1999) for Minnesota consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and stage of lakes and reservoirs; and water quality of ground water. This volume contains discharge records for 103 stream-gaging stations; stage for 11 lakes and reservoirs; water quality for 13 stream-gaging stations; peak flow data for 87 high-flow partial-record stations; and 15 ground-water observation wells. These data represent a part of the National Water Data System collected by the USGS and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Minnesota.