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Annual snowmelt and rainfall peak-flow data on selected foothills region streams, South Platte River, Arkansas River, and Colorado River basins, Colorado

Open-File Report 82-426

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Abstract

Peak flows in the foothills region of Colorado are attributable to two meteorological sources--snowmelt and rainfall. As part of a study of the hydrology of foothills streams in Colorado, charts from streamflow gages on unregulated streams were examined to determined the source of peak-flow events. Snowmelt-runoff peaks were distinguished from rainfall-runoff peaks on the basis of daily and seasonal occurrence, hydrograph shape, and local weather conditions. Peak-flow data for snowmelt runoff and rainfall runoff are presented for 69 streamflow-gaging stations in the South Platte River, the Arkansas River, and the Colorado River basins. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Annual snowmelt and rainfall peak-flow data on selected foothills region streams, South Platte River, Arkansas River, and Colorado River basins, Colorado
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-426
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 90 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.