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Snowpack in Maine - Maximum Observed and March 1 Mean Equivalent Water Content

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4258

In cooperation with the Maine Department of Conservation and Maine Geological Survey
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Abstract

Historical snow data have been analyzed using geographic information systems software to determine the magnitude and distribution of maximum observed equivalent water content of snowpack for the State of Maine. Data from 109 sites with an average of 43 years of record were used to generate the map of maximum observed equivalent water content. Maximum observed water content ranged from less than 8 inches in south-coastal Maine to more than 20 inches in the northwestern mountains. A map of mean equivalent water content in snowpack on or about March 1 also was prepared with data from these sites. The March 1 mean equivalent water content ranged from less than 4 inches near the coast to more than 9 inches in northern Maine.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Snowpack in Maine - Maximum Observed and March 1 Mean Equivalent Water Content
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2001-4258
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Maine Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 19 p.