Low-flow profiles of the Tennessee River tributaries in Georgia

Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4049
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Abstract

Low flow information is provided for use in an evaluation of the capacity of streams to permit withdrawals or to accept waste loads without exceeding the limits of State water quality standards. The purpose of this report is to present the results of a compilation of available low flow data in the form of tables and '7Q10 flow profiles' (minimum average flow for 7 consecutive days with a 10-yr recurrence interval) (7Q10 flow plotted against distance along a stream channel) for all stream reaches of the Tennessee River tributaries where sufficient data of acceptable accuracy are available. Drainage area profiles are included for all stream basins larger than 5 sq mi, except for those in a few remote areas. This report is the fifth in a series of reports that will cover all stream basins north of the Fall Line in Georgia. It includes the parts of the Tennessee River basin in Georgia. Flow records were not adjusted for diversions or other factors that cause measured flows to represent other than natural flow conditions. The 7-day minimum flow profile was omitted for stream reaches where natural flow was known to be altered significantly. (Lantz-PTT)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Low-flow profiles of the Tennessee River tributaries in Georgia
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 88-4049
DOI 10.3133/wri884049
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description iv, 69 p.
Country United States
State Georgia
Other Geospatial Tennessee River
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