Cost-effectiveness of the US Geological Survey stream-gaging program in Arkansas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4084
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Abstract

This report documents the results of the cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in Arkansas. Data uses and funding sources were identified for the daily-discharge stations. All daily-discharge stations were found to be in one or more data use categories, and none were candidates for alternate methods which would result in discontinuation or conversion to a partial record station. The cost for operation of daily-discharge stations and routing costs to partial record stations, crest gages, pollution control stations as well as seven recording ground-water stations was evaluated in the Kalman-Filtering Cost-Effective Resource allocation (K-CERA) analysis. This operation under current practices requires a budget of $292,150. The average standard error of estimate of streamflow record for the Arkansas District was analyzed at 33 percent.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Cost-effectiveness of the US Geological Survey stream-gaging program in Arkansas
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 84-4084
DOI 10.3133/wri844084
Edition -
Year Published 1984
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description v, 62 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.