Quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center

Open-File Report 2017-1044
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Abstract

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Office of Water Quality in the Water Mission Area of the U.S. Geological Survey, a quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) in conducting water-quality activities. This qualityassurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the WAWSC for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of water-quality data. The policies and procedures documented in this quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities complement the quality-assurance plans for surface-water and groundwater activities at the WAWSC.

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Conn, K.E., Huffman, R.L., and Barton, Cynthia, 2017, Quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1044, 66 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171044.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 2.0 Organization and Responsibilities
  • 3.0 Program and Project Planning
  • 4.0 Water-Quality Laboratories
  • 5.0 Washington Water Science Center Water-Quality Facilities and Instruments
  • 6.0 Site Selection, Establishment, and Documentation
  • 7.0 Discrete Water-Quality Samples
  • 8.0 Continuous Water-Quality Monitoring
  • 9.0 Data Management and Archival
  • 10.0 Publication of Water-Quality Data
  • 11.0 Water-Quality Training and Reviews
  • 12.0 References
  • 13.0 USGS Memoranda Applicable to Water-Quality Activities
  • Appendixes A–D
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Quality-assurance plan for water-quality activities in the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1044
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171044
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Washington Water Science Center
Description vi, 66 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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