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Storage requirements for Arkansas streams

Water Supply Paper 1859-G

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Abstract

The supply of good-quality surface water in Arkansas is abundant. owing to seasonal and annual variability of streamflow, however, storage must be provided to insure dependable year-round supplies in most of the State. Storage requirements for draft rates that are as much as 60 percent of the mean annual flow at 49 continuous-record gaging stations can be obtained from tabular data in this report. Through regional analyses of streamflow data, the State was divided into three regions. Draft-storage diagrams for each region provide a means of estimating storage requirements for sites on streams where data are scant, provided the drainage area, the mean annual flow, and the low-flow index are known. These data are tabulated for 53 gaging stations used in the analyses and for 132 partial-record sites where only base-flow measurements have been made. Mean annual flow can be determined for any stream whose drainage lies within the State by using the runoff map in this report. Low-flow indices can be estimated by correlating base flows, determined from several discharge measurements, with concurrent flows at nearby continuous-record gaging stations, whose low-flow indices have been determined.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Storage requirements for Arkansas streams
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1859
Chapter:
G
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1968
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.,
Description:
36 p. :ill. (1 col.) ;24 cm.