Low-flow profiles of the upper Ocmulgee and Flint rivers in Georgia

Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4176
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Abstract

This report provides low-flow information for use in evaluating the capacity of streams to supply withdrawals or to accept waste loads from potential new industries without exceeding the limits of State water-quality standards. The report is the first phase of a study of all stream basins north of the Fall Line in Georgia. It covers the Piedmont part if the Ocmulgee and Flint River basins. The low-flow characteristic presented is the minimum average flow for 7 consecutive days with a 10-year recurrence interval. The data are presented graphically as low-flow profiles (low flow as a function of distance along a stream channel) and as drainage-area profiles (drainage area as a function of distance along a stream channel). Low-flow profiles were constructed by interpolation or extrapolation from points of known low-flow data. Low-flow profiles are included for all stream reaches where low-flow data of sufficient accuracy are available to justify computation of the profiles. Drainage-area profiles are included for all stream basins larger than 5 sq mi. Flow records were not adjusted for diversions or other factors that cause measured flows to represent other than natural flow conditions. Profiles for 7-day minimum flows are omitted for stream reaches where natural flow is known to be significantly altered. (Author 's abstract)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Low-flow profiles of the upper Ocmulgee and Flint rivers in Georgia
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 86-4176
DOI 10.3133/wri864176
Edition -
Year Published 1986
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Contributing office(s) South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description iv, 239 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
Country United States
State Georgia
Other Geospatial Flint River, Ocmulgee River