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Flow‐duration characteristics of Illinois streams

September 3, 1936

The paper entitled “An investigation of the flow‐duration characteristics of North Carolina streams,” by Thorndlke Saville and John Dargan Watson, which was published by the American Geophysical Union in its report of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting in 1933 (pp. 406–425), stimulated the writer, who is familiar with the streams discussed, having been assigned for several years to the United States Geological Survey offices that collected the base data. Knowing that there is a marked similarity in runoff‐characteristics of the western North Carolina streams and also that fairly good similarity is shown by New England streams within reasonable zones, he felt it would be desirable to carry the investigation to a part of the country where stream‐flow characteristics are diverse. The present investigation was therefore made to cover all the long‐time records in Illinois on streams of definite drainage‐area, particular attention being paid to comparisons of records from the same stream. The record on the Rock River at Afton, Wisconsin, was also included. The streams studied are listed in Table 1.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1936
Title Flow‐duration characteristics of Illinois streams
DOI 10.1029/TR017i002p00418
Authors J. H. Morgan
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Index ID 70213006
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse