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Geospatial data for select U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas useful for statistical study of annual peak streamflows in and near Texas

June 4, 2021

This dataset provides watershed delineations for 1,703 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgaging stations (gages) for geospatial statistical study of peak streamflows in and near Texas. These streamgaging stations are in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico (east of the Great Continental Divide) with some of the watersheds associated with the 1,703 streamgaging stations extending into several surrounding states or into Mexico. Watershed characteristics are indexed by using the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) version 2.2.1 Indexing was accomplished by using the Permanent Identifier (PERMID; a string that uniquely identifies each feature in the NHD) and by using the USGS identification number for the streamgaging station (gage). The following watershed characteristics are included: watershed centroid, area, perimeter, basin shape index, sinuosity, drainage area, contributing drainage area, functional drainage area, summed values per watershed from the National Inventory of Dams (NID), mean watershed slope, main-channel slope, 10-85 slope, streamgaging station point elevation, mean elevation per watershed, mean annual precipitation per streamgaging station, mean annual and monthly precipitation per watershed, mean annual and monthly solar radiation per streamgaging station, mean annual and monthly solar radiation per watershed, hydrologic soil groups per watershed, land cover per watershed, and multi order hydrologic position of streamgaging stations and stream segments. The watershed characteristics in this dataset are used to describe the point at the USGS streamgaging station, the full watershed that defines each site, and the main channel segment of each watershed.