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Hawaii StreamStats; a web application for defining drainage-basin characteristics and estimating peak-streamflow statistics

September 11, 2010

Reliable estimates of the magnitude and frequency of floods are necessary for the safe and efficient design of roads, bridges, water-conveyance structures, and flood-control projects and for the management of flood plains and flood-prone areas. StreamStats provides a simple, fast, and reproducible method to define drainage-basin characteristics and estimate the frequency and magnitude of peak discharges in Hawaii?s streams using recently developed regional regression equations. StreamStats allows the user to estimate the magnitude of floods for streams where data from stream-gaging stations do not exist. Existing estimates of the magnitude and frequency of peak discharges in Hawaii can be improved with continued operation of existing stream-gaging stations and installation of additional gaging stations for areas where limited stream-gaging data are available.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Hawaii StreamStats; a web application for defining drainage-basin characteristics and estimating peak-streamflow statistics
DOI 10.3133/fs20103052
Authors Sarah N. Rosa, Delwyn S. Oki
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3052
Index ID fs20103052
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Islands Water Science Center