Low-flow characteristics of streams in the lower Wisconsin River basin
Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-118
Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- W.A. Gebert
Low-flow characteristics of streams in the lower Wisconsin River basin are presented. Included are estimates of low-flow frequency and flow duration at 11 gaging stations; low-flow frequency characteristics at 26 low-flow partial-record stations and 70 miscellaneous sites; and a list of low-flow discharge measurements at 155 miscellaneous sites where insufficient data were available to estimate low-flow characteristics.
Relations are provided to estimate low-flow characteristics at ungaged sites and at sites where one base-flow discharge measurement is available. The relationships were determined from multiple regression analyses that related the 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. Standard error provides the user with the expected degree of accuracy for each method.
Low-flow characteristics estimated for the lower Wisconsin River basin have a high degree of reliability when compared with other basins in Wisconsin, Reliable estimates appear to be related to the relatively uniform geologic features in the basin.
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- Low-flow characteristics of streams in the lower Wisconsin River basin
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- Water-Resources Investigations Report
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- U.S. Geological Survey
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- Wisconsin Water Science Center
- Report: iv, 80 p.; 2 Plates: 17.00 x 11.25 inches
- United States
- Baraboo, Portage, Richland Center
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- Wisconsin River
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