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Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Kitsap Peninsula and selected adjacent islands, Washington

Open-File Report 76-704

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Abstract

Low-flow-frequency data are tabulated for 90 streamflow sites on the Kitsap Peninsula and adjacent islands, Washington. Also listed are data for 56 additional sites which have insufficient measurements for frequency analysis but which have been observed having no flow at least once during the low-flow period. The streams drain relatively small basins; only three streams have drainage areas greater than 20.0 square miles, and only nine other streams have drainage areas greater than 10.0 square miles. Mean annual precipitation during the period 1931-60 ranged from about 25 inches near Hansville to about 70 inches near Tahuya. Low-flow-frequency curves plotted from records of streamflow at eight long-term gaging stations were used to determine data for low-flow durations of 7, 30, 60, 90, and 183 days. Regression techniques then were used to estimate low flows with frequencies up to 20 years for stations with less than 10 years of record and for miscellaneous sites where discharge measurements have been made. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Low-flow characteristics of streams on the Kitsap Peninsula and selected adjacent islands, Washington
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
76-704
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
43 leaves in various foliations :ill., maps (1 fold.) ;29 cm.; (39 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000 - PGS)
Scale:
250000