About 23,000 annual peak streamflows and about 400 historical peak streamflows exist for about 950 stations in the surface-water data-collection network of Texas. These data are presented on a computer diskette along with the corresponding dates, gage heights, and information concerning the basin, and nature or cause for the flood. Also on the computer diskette is a U.S. Geological Survey computer program that estimates peak-streamflow frequency based on annual and historical peak streamflow. The program estimates peak streamflow for 2-, 5-, 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-year recurrence intervals and is based on guidelines established by the Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Data. Explanations are presented for installing the program, and an example is presented with discussion of its options.
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Peak data for U.S. Geological Survey gaging stations, Texas network and computer program to estimate peak-streamflow frequency
U.S. Geological Survey ;Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
iii, 57 p. :ill. ;28 cm. +computer disk (3 1/4 in.)