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Low-flow characteristics at gaging stations on the Wisconsin, Fox, and Wolf rivers, Wisconsin

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-27

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Abstract

Low-flow characteristics are presented at 11 gaging stations on the main stem of the Wisconsin, Fox, and Wolf Rivers in Wisconsin. To provide accurate and consistent low-flow characteristics for uniform evaluation of waste effluent, a long-term period of streamflow record (1915-75) was used for the analyses, The annual minimum 7-day mean flow that occurs on the average of once in 10 years (Q7,10) on the Wisconsin River ranged from 140 cfs (Cubic feet per second) at the gaging station at Rainbow Lake to 2,790 cfs at the Muscoda gaging station. On the Fox-Wolf Rivers, the Q7,10 ranged from 360 cfs at Fox River at Berlin to 950 cfs at Fox River at Rapide Croche dam. The analyses showed that the severe drought of the 1930 's makes a substantial change in the Q7,10 discharge while the effect of regulation apparently makes little difference in the Q7,10 discharge at the Merrill gaging station. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Low-flow characteristics at gaging stations on the Wisconsin, Fox, and Wolf rivers, Wisconsin
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
77-27
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iii, 20 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.