Low-flow study of streams in Albany County, New York

Open-File Report 72-318
Prepared in cooperation with City of Albany



In 1967, the city of Albany and the U.S. Geological Survey began an enlarged cooperative program to evaluate the surface-water resources of the county. This interim report presents an analysis of the low-flow data that the program has obtained to 1970.

As part of this program, personnel of the Geological Survey made two series of base-flow measurements or no-flow observations of many streams on August 19 and September 25, 1970. These measurements and the corresponding runoff values expressed as cubic feet per second per square mile of drainage area are listed in table 1. At many sites, where additional measurements had previously been made, an estimate of the frequency of occurrence of certain low flows has also been tabulated. In addition to discharge measurements, water samples for chemical analysis were collected on August 19.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Low-flow study of streams in Albany County, New York
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 72-318
DOI 10.3133/ofr72318
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Albany, NY
Contributing office(s) Water Resources Division
Description iii, 24 p.
Country United States
State New York
County Albany County
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