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Historical water resources data available and services provided by the Information Officer (IO). There may be a charge for some requests, depending on the size and urgency:
- Loan copies of Open-File Reports, Water-Resources Investigations, and Water-Supply Bulletins for studies conducted in the State of Washington. Limited loan copies are available on selected Professional Papers, Water-Supply Papers, Geohydrologic monographs, Circulars, teachers' educational packets, Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Miscellaneous Field Investigations, and Hydrologic Atlases.
- Field measurement notes of streamflow for continuous, partial, and crest stage gage stations operated by the Tacoma Field Office.
- Summary of field measurements of streamflow (mostly post-1983 for Tacoma Field Office.
- For surface water unit-values (data transmitted via satellite in time intervals of 15-, 30-, or 60-minutes) of streamflow, gage height, reservoir elevation, or temperature preceding the current Water Year: all available data needs to be restored into the computer data base. A fee will be assesed based on the amount of restoration and review process needed.
- Plots of streamflow peaks of interest (no charge to cooperators).
- Limited statistical analyses of flow duration, high- and low-flow frequency as well as peak flow frequencies. There is a fee for custom analyses.
- Station description, quality of records, location of instrumentation, datum of gage, and remarks from old water supply papers.
- Copies of well-records (not to exceed five) from anywhere in the State as long as the data is in the ground-water database. Access to District's ground-water records is restricted to U.S. Geological Survey personnel only.
- Card catalogue information of old water quality data showing probable sources of unpublished data or data published in interpretive reports but not in data bases.
- Source programs of groundwater or surface models developed by the USGS Washington Water Science Center personnel.
- Information for all other USGS modelling programs available to the public through Reston Headquarters or private companies.
- As needed requests collected field data, notes, correspondence and other pertinent project records from Federal Archives or National Archives in response to on-going research studies, consulting services, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Cross-sectional survey notes from streams and rivers where sediment studies have been done.
- Forwards requests to USGS Regional Office for certification of all types of records for official use in court testimonies.
- Miscellaneous field measurements of streamflow in the State of Washington since 1890.