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Flow characteristics of the Lower Wisconsin River

Open-File Report 75-582

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Abstract

The flow of water throughout the year and the stream gradient are necessary considerations in evaluating the recreational potential of the lower Wisconsin River. This flow is regulated in part by the dam at Prairie du Sac and influenced considerably by the 47 storage reservoirs and power dams above Lake Wisconsin. The river's gradient and flow characteristics can be illustrated by a river profile and graphs of flow durations, 7-day low flows, and flood-flow recurrence (Hindall and Borman, 1974). Sufficient streamflow data to develop meaningful graphs were available for the gaging site at Muscoda, about the midpoint of the river reach being studied.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flow characteristics of the Lower Wisconsin River
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
75-582
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 9 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Lower Wisconsin River, Muscoda
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N