Annual snowmelt and rainfall peak-flow data on selected foothills region streams, South Platte River, Arkansas River, and Colorado River basins, Colorado

Open-File Report 82-426
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Abstract

Peak flows in the foothills region of Colorado are attributable to two meteorological sources--snowmelt and rainfall. As part of a study of the hydrology of foothills streams in Colorado, charts from streamflow gages on unregulated streams were examined to determined the source of peak-flow events. Snowmelt-runoff peaks were distinguished from rainfall-runoff peaks on the basis of daily and seasonal occurrence, hydrograph shape, and local weather conditions. Peak-flow data for snowmelt runoff and rainfall runoff are presented for 69 streamflow-gaging stations in the South Platte River, the Arkansas River, and the Colorado River basins. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Annual snowmelt and rainfall peak-flow data on selected foothills region streams, South Platte River, Arkansas River, and Colorado River basins, Colorado
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 82-426
DOI 10.3133/ofr82426
Edition -
Year Published 1982
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iv, 90 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.