Watershed Data Management (WDM) database for West Branch DuPage River streamflow simulation, DuPage County, Illinois, January 1, 2007, through September 30, 2013

Open-File Report 2017-1099
Prepared in cooperation with DuPage County Stormwater Management Department
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the DuPage County Stormwater Management Department, maintains a database of hourly meteorological and hydrologic data for use in a near real-time streamflow simulation system. This system is used in the management and operation of reservoirs and other flood-control structures in the West Branch DuPage River watershed in DuPage County, Illinois. The majority of the precipitation data are collected from a tipping-bucket rain-gage network located in and near DuPage County. The other meteorological data (air temperature, dewpoint temperature, wind speed, and solar radiation) are collected at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill. Potential evapotranspiration is computed from the meteorological data using the computer program LXPET (Lamoreux Potential Evapotranspiration). The hydrologic data (water-surface elevation [stage] and discharge) are collected at U.S.Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in and around DuPage County. These data are stored in a Watershed Data Management (WDM) database.

This report describes a version of the WDM database that is quality-assured and quality-controlled annually to ensure datasets are complete and accurate. This database is named WBDR13.WDM. It contains data from January 1, 2007, through September 30, 2013. Each precipitation dataset may have time periods of inaccurate data. This report describes the methods used to estimate the data for the periods of missing, erroneous, or snowfall-affected data and thereby improve the accuracy of these data. The other meteorological datasets are described in detail in Over and others (2010), and the hydrologic datasets in the database are fully described in the online USGS annual water data reports for Illinois (U.S. Geological Survey, 2016) and, therefore, are described in less detail than the precipitation datasets in this report.

Suggested Citation

Bera, Maitreyee, 2017, Watershed Data Management (WDM) database for West Branch DuPage River streamflow simulation, DuPage County, Illinois, January 1, 2007, through September 30, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1099, 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171099.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Watershed Data Management (WDM) Database
  • Precipitation Data
  • Other Meteorological Data
  • Hydrologic Data
  • Appendix 1. Dataset Attributes for the WBDR13.WDM Watershed Data Management Database
  • Appendix 2. Descriptions of Missing Data Periods and Estimated Days in the Precipitation, Stage, and Discharge Data in the WBDR13.WDM Watershed Data Management Database

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Watershed Data Management (WDM) database for West Branch DuPage River streamflow simulation, DuPage County, Illinois, January 1, 2007, through September 30, 2013
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1099
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171099
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Illinois Water Science Center
Description Report: v, 39 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Illinois
County DuPage County
Other Geospatial West Branch DuPage River Watershed
Online Only (Y/N) Y