Acronyms and Abbreviations


ABF

aquatic base flow

APE

absolute percent error

ASWCC

Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission

AWUDS

Aggregated Water-Use Data System


BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce)

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BRD

Biological Resources Division (U.S. Geological Survey)


cfs

cubic feet per second

Coop

USGS Cooperative Water Program

Corps

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


EIA

Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy)

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERS

Economic Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)


FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FRIS

Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (U.S. Department of Agriculture)


gal

gallons

gpcd

gallons per capita per day

gpm

gallons per minute



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Estimating Water Use in the United States: A New Paradigm for the National Water-Use Information Program Acronyms and Abbreviations ABF aquatic base flow APE absolute percent error ASWCC Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission AWUDS Aggregated Water-Use Data System BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce) BLM Bureau of Land Management BRD Biological Resources Division (U.S. Geological Survey) cfs cubic feet per second Coop USGS Cooperative Water Program Corps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EIA Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy) EMAP Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERS Economic Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FRIS Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (U.S. Department of Agriculture) gal gallons gpcd gallons per capita per day gpm gallons per minute

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Estimating Water Use in the United States: A New Paradigm for the National Water-Use Information Program GPS global positioning system GIS geographic information system HQI habitat quality index IFIM instream flow incremental methodology I-O input-output [tables] LHS left-hand side (i.e., the dependent variable) MESC Midcontinent Ecological Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey) MG million gallons MGD million gallons per day MSE mean squared error MWA Massachusetts Water Authority NAICS North American Industry Classification System NASQAN National Stream Quality Accounting Network Program (U.S. Geological Survey) NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) NAWQA National Water-Quality Assessment Program (U.S. Geological Survey) NEWUDS New England Water-Use Data System NEXRAD NEXt Generation Weather RADar NHD National Hydrography Dataset (U.S. Geological Survey/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) NPS National Park Service NRC National Research Council NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) NSIP National Streamflow Information Program (U.S. Geological Survey) NWIS National Water Information System (U.S. Geological Survey) NWUDS National Water-Use Data System (U.S. Geological Survey) NWUIP National Water-Use Information Program (U.S. Geological Survey) OLS ordinary least squares PDSI Palmer Drought Severity Index PLSS Public Land Survey System

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Estimating Water Use in the United States: A New Paradigm for the National Water-Use Information Program ppm parts per million RF1 Reach File 1 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) RHS right-hand side (i.e., the independent variables) RVA range of variability approach SDWIS Safe Drinking Water Information System (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) SIC Standard Industrial Classification [codes] SPARROW SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes (U.S. Geological Survey) SRS stratified random sampling SU study unit (U.S. Geological Survey/National Water Quality Assessment Program) SWUDS site-specific water-use data system TDS total dissolved solids TMDL total maximum daily load USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USBR U.S. Bureau of Reclamation USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey VOC volatile organic compound WRD Water Resources Division (U.S. Geological Survey) WSTB Water Science and Technology Board (National Research Council) WUDBS Water-Use Data Base System (U.S. Geological Survey, Arkansas District)

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