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Cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia

Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4093

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Abstract

This report documents the results of a cost-effectiveness study of the stream-gaging program in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Data uses and funding sources were identified for 99 continuously operated stream gages in Maryland , Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The current operation of the program requires a budget of $465,260/year. The average standard error of estimation of streamflow records is 11.8%. It is shown that this overall level of accuracy at the 99 sites could be maintained with a budget of $461,000, if resources were redistributed among the gages. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
87-4093
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports Section, Western Distribution Branch,
Description:
vii, 85 p. :ill. ;28 cm.