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National water information system user's manual; Volume 2, Chapter 5, Water-Use Data System; Part 1, Site-Specific Water-Use Data System (SSWUDS)

January 1, 1994

The Water-Use Data System (WUDS) is a water-use data storage and retrieval system. The WUDS is part of the National Water Information System (NWIS), which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The National Water Information System is a distributed national data base in which data can be processed over a network of minicomputers at USGS offices throughout the United States. This system comprises the Automated Data Processing System, the Ground-Water Site Inventory System, the Water-Quality System, and the WUDS.

This manual reflects the status of WUDS for the 90.2 version of NWIS, and contains user information and discussion on the general operating procedures for the programs found within the WUDS menus. The WUDS comprises two subsystems, the Site- Specific Water-Use Data System (SSWUDS) and the Aggregate Water- Use Data System (AWUDS). This manual documents SSWUDS and covers the following major topics:

  • Overall SSWUDS Concepts
  • SSWUDS Menu Structures
  • SSWUDS Data Entry Program
  • SSWUDS Data Dictionary