This report contains statistical summaries of daily streamflow data as of September 30, 1975, for 234 stations west of the Continental Divide in Colorado and adjacent States for use by agencies and individuals engaged in water studies. To be included in this report, a station had to have a minimum of 3 complete water years (October 1 to September 30) of record and 3 complete climatic years (April I to March 31) of record having virtually constant effects of regulation and diversion, and to have had streamflow records previously reviewed and published by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Duration tables show the distribution of daily discharges for each water year ending September 30. High-flow sequence tables show the highest mean discharge for 1, 3, 7, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 183 consecutive days of each water year. Low-flow sequence tables show the lowest mean discharge for 1, 3, 7, 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 183 consecutive days of each climatic year. For monthly flows the following statistics have been computed for each station having 5 or more complete water years of record: (1) mean, (2) variance, (3) standard deviation, (4) skewness, (5) coefficient of variation, and (6) percentage of average flow. The first five items were also computed for the water year annual flows along with the first order serial correlation coefficient. For stations which have had virtually instantaneous significant changes in the effects of regulation and diversion, a maximum of two sets of summaries are shown. Referenced reports describe procedures for processing and interpreting the streamflow statistics.
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Streamflow statistical summaries for Colorado streams through September 30, 1975; Volume 3, Colorado River basin from Gunnison River to San Juan River