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The stream-gaging program of the U.S. Geological Survey

March 1, 1995

The U.S. Geological Survey stream-gaging program provides streamflow data for a variety of purposes. The uses of streamflow data are described, and the growth of the stream-gaging program is related to legislation and the need to manage the Nation's water resources more effectively. A brief description is provided of the data-collection processes, computation of streamflow records, dissemination of data, and the nationwide evaluations of the stream-gaging program. Finally, the challenges for maintaining a viable stream-gaging program are described.

Publication Year 1995
Title The stream-gaging program of the U.S. Geological Survey
DOI 10.3133/cir1123
Authors Kenneth L. Wahl, Wilbert O. Thomas, Robert M. Hirsch
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1123
Index ID cir1123
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse