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Physiographic and land cover attributes of the Puget Lowland and the active streamflow gaging network, Puget Sound Basin

Data Series 815

Prepared in cooperation with the Association of Washington Cities and the Washington Department of Ecology
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DOI: 10.3133/ds815

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Abstract

Geospatial information for the active streamflow gaging network in the Puget Sound Basin was compiled to support regional monitoring of stormwater effects to small streams. The compilation includes drainage area boundaries and physiographic and land use attributes that affect hydrologic processes. Three types of boundaries were used to tabulate attributes: Puget Sound Watershed Characterization analysis units (AU); the drainage area of active streamflow gages; and the catchments of Regional Stream Monitoring Program (RSMP) sites. The active streamflow gaging network generally includes sites that represent the ranges of attributes for lowland AUs, although there are few sites with low elevations (less than 60 meters), low precipitation (less than 1 meter year), or high stream density (greater than 5 kilometers per square kilometers). The active streamflow gaging network can serve to provide streamflow information in some AUs and RSMP sites, particularly where the streamflow gage measures streamflow generated from a part of the AU or that drains to the RSMP site, and that part of the AU or RSMP site is a significant fraction of the drainage area of the streamgage. The maximum fraction of each AU or RSMP catchment upstream of a streamflow gage and the maximum fraction of any one gaged basin in an AU or RSMP along with corresponding codes are provided in the attribute tables.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Physiographic and land cover attributes of the Puget Lowland and the active streamflow gaging network, Puget Sound Basin
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
815
DOI:
10.3133/ds815
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Washington Water Science Center
Description:
Report: HTML document; Conversion factors; 7 Tables; ArcGIS files
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Puget Sound Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y