Streamflow monitoring network analysis
US Geological Survey operates a streamflow monitoring network that extends across the United States and its territories. The network was analyzed systematically by Konrad and others (2022) for its coverage, resolution, and representation of a wide range of public interests in streamflow information The results can be used to identify priority areas for continued or expanded monitoring.
The issue: National interests in water information are important but challenging to incorporate into planning and operation of a monitoring network driven by local information needs. These interests include an understanding of the spatial variability in water availability across the United States, anthro-physical factors including climate and land use that affect water availability, and federal...
This data release has a workflow, data, and results of an analysis of the coverage, resolution, and representation of variables related to public interests in streamflow information by the USGS streamflow gaging network that was active in water year 2020. The workflow for the analysis is implemented as scripts and functions in the statistical programming language R. The spatial framework for the a