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Survey of users of the USGS stream-gaging network in Iowa, 1996

Open-File Report 96-185

Prepared in cooperation with the Iowa Highway Research Board (Iowa DOT Research Project HR-383)
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Abstract

A survey was sent to over 200 Federal, State, and local agencies that might use streamflow data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Iowa. A total of 181 forms were returned and 112 agencies indicated that they use streamflow data. The responses show that streamflow data from the Iowa USGS stream-gaging network, which in 1996 is composed of 117 stations, are used by many agencies for many purposes and that many stations provide streamflow data that fulfill a variety of joint purposes. The median number of respondents per station that use data from the station was 6 and the median number of data-use categories indicated per station was 9. The survey results can be used by agencies that fund the Iowa USGS stream-gaging network to help them decide which stations to continue to support if it becomes necessary to reduce the size of the stream-gaging network.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Survey of users of the USGS stream-gaging network in Iowa, 1996
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
96-185
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Iowa City, IA
Contributing office(s):
Iowa Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 35 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Iowa
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N