Streamflow can rise quickly during an even modest storm.

Bar/line chart showing streamflow and rainfall for Dec 24, 2002 at Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Georgia.

Detailed Description

On Dec. 24, 2002, about two inches of rainfall fell in the Peachtree Creek watershed. This provides a good example to describe streamflow characteristics during a storm since the rain fell for only a few hours on that day and Peachtree Creek was at base-flow conditions before the rain started.

The chart below shows rainfall, in inches, during each 15-minute increment on Dec. 24th and the continuous measure of streamflow, in cubic feet per second (ft3/s).

Details

Image Dimensions: 538 x 266

Location Taken: US