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Bankfull-channel geometry and discharge curves for the Rocky Mountains Hydrologic Region in Wyoming

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5178

Prepared in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Region 2
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Abstract

Regional curves relate bankfull-channel geometry and bankfull discharge to drainage area in regions with similar runoff characteristics and are used to estimate the bankfull discharge and bankfull-channel geometry when the drainage area of a stream is known. One-variable, ordinary least-squares regressions relating bankfull discharge, cross-sectional area, bankfull width, and bankfull mean depth to drainage area were developed from data collected at 35 streamgages in or near Wyoming. Watersheds draining to these streamgages are within the Rocky Mountains Hydrologic Region of Wyoming and neighboring states.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bankfull-channel geometry and discharge curves for the Rocky Mountains Hydrologic Region in Wyoming
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2012-5178
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Wyoming Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 20 p.
Number of Pages:
27
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado;Montana;Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Rocky Mountains
Datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Projection:
Albers Equal-area Conic projection
Scale:
2000000