"Methods for Collection and Processing of Surface-Water and Bed-Material Samples for Physical and Chemical Analyses"



In Reply Refer To:                         December 5, 1990
WGS-Mail Stop 412 



OFFICE OF WATER QUALITY TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 91.02

Subject: PUBLICATIONS--"Methods for Collection and Processing
         of Surface-Water and Bed-Material Samples for 
         Physical and Chemical Analyses" by Janice R. Ward 
         and C. Albert Harr, Editors, Open-File Report 90-140

This report describes methods used by the U.S. Geological 
Survey for the collection and processing of surface-water 
and bed-material samples for the determination of their 
chemical and physical characteristics.  The report is being 
distributed herewith as an Open-File Report pending 
publication as a Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations 
Report.  The subject publication should be read by personnel 
responsible for collecting and processing surface-water and 
bed-material samples.  

Additional copies of Open-File Report 90-140 are available 
from the Books and Open-File Reports Section, Denver Federal 
Center, Building 810, Box 25425, Denver, Colorado  80225.



                             David A. Rickert
                             Chief, Office of Water Quality

Attachment

This memorandum does not supersede any previous Office of 
Water Quality memorandum.

Key words:  Analysis, methods, sampling 

Distribution:  A, B, S (one copy to each)
               FO, PO (standard distribution)