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A proposed streamflow-data program for Wisconsin

Open-File Report 70-52

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Abstract

An evaluation of the streamflow data available in Wisconsin was made to provide guidelines for planning future programs. The basic steps in the evaluation procedure were (1) definition of the long-term goals of the streamflow data program, (2) examination and analysis of all available data to determine which goals have already been met, and (3) consideration of alternate programs and techniques to meet the remaining objectives. A streamflow data program based on these guidelines is proposed for the future.


Streamflow data collected at gaging stations were classified according to the type of use or purpose. Recommendations were made as to whether a station should be included in the proposed network or whether it had met the objective for which it was operated and could be discontinued.


The historical data acquired and the new data to be collected form the basis for analytical and interpretive reports. Recommendations were made as to expanding or initiating such studies. Streamflow data collection should be a continuing effort, reoriented as necessary to meet the changing needs.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A proposed streamflow-data program for Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
70-52
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of the Interior
Publisher location:
Madison, WI
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iv, 55 p.
Number of Pages:
59