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Streamflow characteristics of the Colorado River Basin in Utah through September 1981

Open-File Report 85-421

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Abstract

This report summarizes streamflow characteristics developed from records of discharge collected through September 1981 in the Colorado River Basin in Utah and in adjacent areas in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming are summarized. The data were compiled for 351 gaging stations for use by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to evaluate mining impacts on the hydrologic system and by other agencies and individuals concerned with the availability of water and other water problems in the area. For each station, a description of the station location and the discharge record is given, followed by a tabulation of summaries including annual lowest and highest mean discharges for 10 sets of consecutive-day periods duration of daily discharges that illustrates the distribution of discharge during each water year and for the period of record, monthly mean discharges for each water year, annual peak discharge, and magnitude and probability of the annual lowest and highest mean discharge. Records for 16 stations are summarized in two separate periods owing to regulated streamflow by reservoirs or diversions for irrigation, municipal, and industrial use. The period before regulation and the period after regulation began are presented for comparison. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Streamflow characteristics of the Colorado River Basin in Utah through September 1981
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
85-421
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 674 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.