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Water Resources Data New York Water Year 2004, Volume 3: Western New York

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Water resources data for the 2004 water year for Western New York consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs; ground-water levels and water quality; and quantity and chemical quality of precipitation. This volume contains records for water discharge at 71 gaging stations; stage only at 15 gaging stations; stage and contents at 6 gaging stations; water quality at 12 gaging stations, 29 wells, and 22 partial-record stations; water levels at 29 observation wells; daily precipitation totals at 1 site, and chemical quality of precipitation at 1 site. Also included are data for 38 crest-stage partial-record stations. Locations of these sites are shown on figure 1. Additional water data were collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program and are published as measurements made at miscellaneous sites. Surface-water, ground-water, and water-quality data at all sites are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST), unless otherwise noted. These data together with the data in Volumes 1 and 2 represent that part of the National Water Information System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State, local, and Federal agencies in New York.



New York district office locations and addresses


List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

List of crest-stage partial-record stations, in downstream order

List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published in this volume

List of discontinued surface-water discharge or stage-only stations

List of discontinued surface-water-quality stations

List of discontinued crest-stage partial-record 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 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

Frequency-of-sampling Notation

Remark codes

Water quality-control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Explanation of ground-water-level records

Site identification 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

Definition of terms

Bibliography of recent reports relavant to western New York

Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

Station records, surface water

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Crest-stage partial-record stations

Miscellaneous sites

Analyses of samples collected at water-quality miscellaneous sites

Station records, ground water

Ground-water levels

Quality of ground water

Station records, quantity of precipitation

Chemical quality of precipitation



Figure 1. Comparison of daily discharge at Susquehanna River at Conklin during 2004 water year

with median discharge for period 1952-2000

2. Comparison of daily discharge at Alleghany River at Salamanca during 2004 water year

with median discharge for period 1952-2000

3. Comparison of ground-water levels at selected observation wells in New York during 2004

water year with median levels for period of record

4. System for numbering wells

5. Map showing location of gaging stations and observation wells in western New York

6. Map showing location of gaging stations and observation wells in Erie and Niagara


7. Map showing location of gaging stations and observation wells in Monroe County

8. Map showing location of gaging stations and observation wells in Onondaga County

9. Map showing location of public water-supply sites sampled for pesticide analysis

10. Map showing location of community water-supply wells sampled for pesticide analysis

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Contents--includes a list of surface-water and ground-water stations with links to smaller (quicker loading) single-station PDFs! (258 KB)

Discontinued Sites (257 KB)

Introduction/Cooperation/Summary of Hydrologic Conditions (428 KB)

Explanantion Text/Definitions/Lists of Reports (427 KB)

State Map (389 KB)

Surface-water, Water-quality, and Ground-water Data (30.7 MB)

Index (250 KB)

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