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Modeled and observed streamflow statistics at reference basins in the conterminous United States from October 1, 1983, through September 30, 2016

February 8, 2021

This data release contains 29 streamflow statistics computed from modeled and observed daily streamflows from October 1, 1983, through September 30, 2016 at 1,114 streamgages in 19 study regions covering the conterminous United States. The streamflow statistics were computed at selected GAGES-II reference streamgages (Falcone, 2011) from daily streamflow observations (Russell and others, 2020), from daily streamflow time series computed using the National Hydrologic Model-Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (NHM-PRMS) model (“by headwater” and “by observation” calibrations with Muskingum routing; Hay and LaFontaine, 2020), from daily streamflow time series computed using five statistical time series models (Russell and others, 2020), and from three direct statistical prediction methods (Over and others, unpub. data, 2020). The data release comprises twelve .csv files. The streamflow statistics values are provided in eleven of these files, one each for the observed, the two NHM-PRMS calibrations, the five statistical time series models, and the three direct statistical prediction methods. The remaining file is a summary table, which provides period-of-record information for each streamgage. References cited: Falcone, J.A., 2011, GAGES-II: Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow [digital spatial dataset]: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources NSDI Node web page, https://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?gagesII_Sept2011. Hay, L.E., and LaFontaine, J.H., 2020, Application of the National Hydrologic Model Infrastructure with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (NHM-PRMS),1980-2016, Daymet Version 3 calibration: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PGZE0S. Russell, A.M., Over, T.M., and Farmer, W.H., 2020, Cross-validation results for five statistical methods of daily streamflow estimation at 1,385 reference streamgages in the conterminous United States, Water Years 1981-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9XT4WSP.