Streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: Chapter E in Montana StreamStats

Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5019- E
Prepared in cooperation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
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Abstract

Chapter E of this Scientific Investigations Report documents results from a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, to provide an update of statewide streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana. Streamflow characteristics are presented for 408 streamflow-gaging stations in Montana and adjacent areas having 10 or more years of record. Data include the magnitude and probability of annual low and high streamflow, the magnitude and probability of low streamflow for three seasons (March–June, July–October, and November–February), streamflow duration statistics for monthly and annual periods, and mean streamflows for monthly and annual periods. Streamflow is considered to be regulated at streamflow-gaging stations where dams or other large-scale human modifications affect 20 percent or more of the contributing drainage basin. Separate streamflow characteristics are presented for the unregulated and regulated periods of record for streamflow-gaging stations with sufficient data.

Suggested Citation

McCarthy, P.M., 2016, Streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5019–E, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155019E.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Streamflow Characteristics Analyses and Results.
  • Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Information and Streamflow Characteristics for Streamflow-Gaging Stations

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Streamflow characteristics based on data through water year 2009 for selected streamflow-gaging stations in or near Montana: Chapter E in Montana StreamStats
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2015-5019
Chapter E
DOI 10.3133/sir20155019E
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) WY-MT Water Science Center
Description Report: v, 10 p.; Table
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Montana StreamStats (Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5019)
Country United States
State Montana
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y