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Water Resources Data, New York, Water Year 1996; Volume 1. Eastern New York; Excluding Long Island

Water Data Report NY-96-1

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Introduction

Water-resources data for the 1996 water year for New York consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; ground-water levels; and precipitation quality. This volume contains records for water discharge at 122 gaging stations; stage only at 7 gaging stations; stage and contents at 4 gaging stations, and 18 other lakes and reservoirs; water quality at 28 gaging stations and 1 precipitation-quality station; and water levels at 3 observation wells. Also included are data for 33 crest-stage partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements and analyses in this volume. These data together with the data in Volumes 2 and 3 represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with State, Municipal, and Federal agencies in New York.

Records of discharge and stage of streams, and contents and stage of lakes and reservoirs, were first published in a series of U.S. Geological Survey water-supply papers entitled, “Surface Water Supply of the United States.” Through September 30, 1960, these water-supply papers were in an annual series and then in a 5-year series for 1961-65 and 1966-70. Records of water quality, water temperatures, and suspended sediment were published from 1941 to 1970 in an annual series of water-supply papers entitled “Quality of Surface Waters of the United States.” Records of ground-water levels were published from 1935 to 1974 in a series of water-supply papers entitled “Ground-Water Levels in the United States.” Water-supply papers may be consulted in the libraries of the principal cities and universities in the United States or may be purchased from the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Distribution, 604 South Pickett Street, Alexandria, VA 22304.

Since the 1961 water year, streamflow data and since the 1964 water year, water-quality data have been released by the Geological Survey in annual reports on a State-boundary basis. These reports provided rapid release of water data in each state shortly after the end of the water year. Through 1970 the data were also released in the water-supply paper series mentioned above.

Streamflow and water-quality data beginning with the 1971 water year, and ground-water data beginning with the 1975 water year are published only in reports on a State-boundary basis. Beginning with the 1975 water year, these Survey reports carry an identification number consisting of the two-letter State abbreviation, the last two digits of the water year, and the volume number. For example, this volume is identified as “U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report NY-96-1.” Water-data reports are for sale in paper copy or in microfiche by the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.

Additional information, including current prices for ordering specific reports, may be obtained from the District Office at the address given on the back of the title page or by telephone (518) 285-5600.

Suggested Citation

Water Resources Data, New York, Water Year 1996; Volume 1. Eastern New York; Excluding Long Island; 1997; WDR; NY-96-1; Butch, G. K.; Dalton, F. N.; Lent, H. G., Jr.; Murray, P. M.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published
  • List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published
  • List of discontinued surface-water discharge or stage-only stations
  • List of discontinued surface-water-quality stations
  • Introduction
  • Cooperation
  • Summary of hydrologic conditions
  • Special networks and programs
  • Explanation of records
  • Access to WATSTORE data
  • Definition of terms
  • Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
  • Station records, surface water
  • Quality of precipitation
  • Station records, ground water levels
  • National water-quality assessment (NAWQA) program records

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water Resources Data, New York, Water Year 1996; Volume 1. Eastern New York; Excluding Long Island
Series title:
Water Data Report
Series number:
NY-96-1
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Description:
398 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N