A method for estimating mean and low flows of streams in national forests of Montana

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4071
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Abstract

Equations were developed for estimating mean annual discharge, 80-percent exceedance discharge, and 95-percent exceedance discharge for streams on national forest lands in Montana. The equations for mean annual discharge used active-channel width, drainage area and mean annual precipitation as independent variables, with active-channel width being most significant. The equations for 80-percent exceedance discharge and 95-percent exceedance discharge used only active-channel width as an independent variable. The standard error or estimate for the best equation for estimating mean annual discharge was 27 percent. The standard errors of estimate for the equations were 67 percent for estimating 80-percent exceedance discharge and 75 percent for estimating 95-percent exceedance discharge. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A method for estimating mean and low flows of streams in national forests of Montana
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 85-4071
DOI 10.3133/wri854071
Edition -
Year Published 1985
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iii, 13 p. :maps ;28 cm.
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