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SPARROW model inputs and simulated future baseflow for streams of the Upper Colorado River Basin

October 29, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model was used to estimate baseflow changes from historical (1984 - 2012) to thirty-year periods centered around 2030, 2050, and 2080 under warm/wet, median, and hot/dry climatic conditions. SPARROW is a spatially explicit hybrid statistical and process-based model that estimates mean baseflow over the simulation period in streams by linking monitoring data with information on watershed characteristics and baseflow sources, routed through a stream network. This USGS data release includes input and output files associated with SPARROW simulations of baseflow for 10 model runs. Model construction, calibration and results are described in Miller et al. 2021.

Publication Year 2021
Title SPARROW model inputs and simulated future baseflow for streams of the Upper Colorado River Basin
DOI 10.5066/P9AKEQWX
Authors Patrick C Longley, Olivia L Miller, Matthew P Miller, Jay R Alder, Bearup Lindsay, Pruitt Tom, Daniel K Jones, Annie L Putman, Christine A Rumsey, Tim S McKinney
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Utah Water Science Center