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Low-flow characteristics of streams in the upper Wisconsin River basin, Wisconsin

Open-File Report 80-691

Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Abstract

Low-flow characteristics of streams in the upper Wisconsin River basin are presented. Included are estimates of low-flow frequency at 10 gaging stations, flow duration at 8 gaging stations, and low-flow frequency characteristics at 13 low-flow partial-record stations and 81 miscellaneous sites. Equations are provided to estimate low-flow characteristics at ungaged sites and at sites where one base-flow discharge measurement is available. The equations were determined from multiple-regression analyses that related low-flow characteristics at gaging stations and low-flow partial-record stations to basin characteristics. The standard error of estimate is provided for each method of estimating the annual minimum 7-day mean flow below which the flow will fall on the average of once in 2 years and once in 10 years. The standard error of estimate for the 7-day 10-year low flow ranged from 9% to 113% depending on the type of data available. Standard error provides the user with the expected degree of accuracy for each method. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Low-flow characteristics of streams in the upper Wisconsin River basin, Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-691
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 60 p.; 2 Plates: 13.00 x 13.50 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Wisconsin River
Scale:
500000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y