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 .
|Title||Estimated daily mean streamflow in Iowa using the Flow-Duration Curve Transfer Method StreamStats application|
|Authors||Mackenzie K. Marti, Harper Nicole Wavra, Andrea Medenblik|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||South Atlantic Water Science Center; Central Midwest Water Science Center; Upper Midwest Water Science Center|