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Streamflow ratings

February 1, 2017

Autonomous direct determination of a continuous time series of streamflow
is not economically feasible at present (2014). As such, surrogates are used to
derive a continuous time series of streamflow. The derivation process entails
developing a streamflow rating, which can range from a simple, single-valued
relation between stage and streamflow to a fully dynamic one-dimensional
model based on hydraulics of the flow.

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