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Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Menominee-Oconto-Peshtigo River basin, Wisconsin

Open-File Report 80-749

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Abstract

Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Menominee-Oconto-Peshtigo River basin, Wisconsin, are presented. Included are estimates of low-flow frequency at 12 gaging stations, flow duration at 10 gaging stations, and low-flow frequency characteristics at 23 low-flow partial-record stations and 137 miscellaneous sites. Equations are provided to estimate low-flow characteristics at ungaged sites and at sites where one base-flow discharge measurement is available. The equations were determined from multiple-regression analyses that related low-flow characteristics at gaging stations and low-flow partial-record stations to basin characteristics. The standard error of estimate is provided for each method of estimating the annual minimum 7-day mean flow below which the flow will fall on the average of once in 2 years and once in 10 years. The standard error of estimate for the 7-day 10-year low flow ranged from 6% to 76% depending on the type of data available. Standard error provides the user with the expected degree of accuracy for each method. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Menominee-Oconto-Peshtigo River basin, Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-749
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 86 p., 2 over-size sheets, ill., maps ;28 cm.