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Estimated daily mean streamflow in Iowa using the Flow-Duration Curve Transfer Method StreamStats application

May 1, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates many streamgages throughout the country that provide historical and real-time daily streamflow information. Accurate estimates of daily streamflow and the percentage of time that a certain volume of streamflow occurs or is exceeded in a stream is crucial information for structure design and other activities conducted by federal, state, and local officials. However, many important locations are ungaged and therefore lack the in-depth data provided at streamgages. The USGS provides hydrologic information like streamflow statistics and drainage basin characteristics in the web-based tool StreamStats (https://streamstats.usgs.gov/ss/). A newly released StreamStats functionality developed by the StreamStats development team working closely with USGS scientists in the Central Midwest Water Science Center incorporates flow-duration statistics already available at USGS streamgages to calculate daily mean streamflow estimates for rural, ungaged locations in Iowa [1].

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Estimated daily mean streamflow in Iowa using the Flow-Duration Curve Transfer Method StreamStats application
DOI
Authors Mackenzie Kaye Marti, Harper Nicole Wavra, Andrea Medenblik
Publication Type
Publication Subtype Newsletter
Series Title Hydrolink
Series Number
Index ID 70231856
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization South Atlantic Water Science Center