Water resources data for the 1975 water year for Minnesota consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water-levels and water quality of wells and springs. This report contains discharge records for 127 gaging stations; stage only records for 1 gaging station; stage and contents for 9 lakes and reservoirs; water quality for 40 gaging stations, 25 lakes, and 60 wells; and water levels for 25 observation wells. Also included are data for 149 crest-stage partial-record stations and 157 low-flow partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites, not part of the systematic data collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Minnesota. Records of discharge (or stage) of streams, and contents (or 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 water year I960, these water-supply papers were in an annual series and then in a 5-year series for 1961-65 and 1966-70. Records of chemical 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." Beginning with the 1961 water year and continuing through water year 1974, streamflow data have been released by the Geological Survey in annual reports on a State-boundary basis. Water-quality records beginning with the 1964 water year have been similarly released either in separate reports or in conjunction with streamflow records. These reports provided rapid release of preliminary water data shortly after the end of the water year. The final data were then released in the water-supply paper series mentioned above. Beginning with the 1975 water year, water data will be released on a State boundary basis in final form and will not be republished in the water-supply paper series. The 1975 and subsequent water year reports will be in a series which will 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 report is identified as "U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report IN-75-1." These reports are for sale to the public for a nominal fee from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia, 22151. For more information on publications available, see "PUBLICATIONS11 on a subsequent page.
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