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Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center

Open-File Report 2018-1103

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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181103

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Abstract

As the Nation’s principal earth-science information agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is depended upon to collect accurate data and produce factual and impartial interpretive reports. Methods for data collection and analysis that were developed by the USGS have become standard techniques used by numerous Federal, State, and local agencies and by private enterprises. The USGS has implemented a program designed to ensure that all scientific work done by or for USGS Water Science Centers is done in accordance with a quality-assurance plan. The implementation of a groundwater quality-assurance plan will enhance groundwater data collected by the USGS. This report is a quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities conducted by the USGS Dakota Water Science Center and is meant to complement qualityassurance plans for surface-water and water-quality activities and similar plans for the Dakota Water Science Center and general project activities throughout the USGS.

Suggested Citation

Valder, J.F., Carter, J.M., Robinson, S.M., Laveau, C.D., and Petersen, J.A., 2018, Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1103, 28 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181103.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Organization and Responsibilities
  • Studies Project Planning and Reviews
  • Training
  • Safety
  • Basic Data Collection and Data Management Plan
  • Publications
  • Archiving
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Groundwater Technical Memorandums, Groundwater Technical Notes, Water Resources Policies, and the U.S. Geological Survey Survey Manual
  • Appendix 2. Groundwater Site Inventory (GWSI) Coding Forms
  • Appendix 3. Documentation of Field Procedures
  • Appendix 4. Dakota Water Science Center Groundwater Archive Plan

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2018-1103
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20181103
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Dakota Water Science Center
Description:
v, 28 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y