StreamStats: a U.S. geological survey web site for stream information

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Edited by: Kenneth G. RenardStephen A. McElroyWilliam J. GburekH. Evan Canfield, and Russell L. Scott

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a Web application, named StreamStats, for providing streamflow statistics, such as the 100-year flood and the 7-day, 10-year low flow, to the public. Statistics can be obtained for data-collection stations and for ungaged sites. Streamflow statistics are needed for water-resources planning and management; for design of bridges, culverts, and flood-control structures; and for many other purposes. StreamStats users can point and click on data-collection stations shown on a map in their Web browser window to obtain previously determined streamflow statistics and other information for the stations. Users also can point and click on any stream shown on the map to get estimates of streamflow statistics for ungaged sites. StreamStats determines the watershed boundaries and measures physical and climatic characteristics of the watersheds for the ungaged sites by use of a Geographic Information System (GIS), and then it inserts the characteristics into previously determined regression equations to estimate the streamflow statistics. Compared to manual methods, StreamStats reduces the average time needed to estimate streamflow statistics for ungaged sites from several hours to several minutes.

Additional publication details

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title StreamStats: a U.S. geological survey web site for stream information
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 1st Interagency Conference on Research in Watershed
First page 309
Last page 314