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Help, About, and Report Links

The Help, About, and Report links are to the right side of the black banner above the map in the StreamStats interface.

StreamStats Application Banner


The Report link is used to generate a report that contains the outputs from whatever processes the user has completed thus far using the tools in the sidebar, which may include a basin delineation, computed basin characteristics, estimated flow statistics, or outputs from any special tools that are available for the state in which the selected site is located. The report output provides buttons that allow (1) printing the report, (2) saving the basin boundary as a shapefile or a geodatabase, with any computed basin characteristics and estimated flow statistics included as attributes, and (3) saving the report as a comma-delineated file (.csv), which can be imported into various other programs. 



Clicking on the About link will cause a window to pop up over the user interface, which has three tabs at the top: About the projectState/Regional Info, and News. Clicking on a tab title provides access to the information on that tab. The About the project tab appears on top by default, and provides a brief description of the StreamStats application, similar to the information on the StreamStats home page, as well as a map showing where StreamStats is implemented.

The State/Regional Info tab remains blank until a state or river basin has been selected in the sidebar, which cannot be done until the map is zoomed into zoom level 8, or greater. After a selection is made, the State/Regional Info tab identifies the selected state or region, the streamflow statistics that can be estimated by StreamStats for user-selected ungaged sites in the selected state or region, and it provides citations to the reports that describe the methods used to determine the estimates. The citations contain embedded hyperlinks to online versions of the reports. A link also is provided to a page of general information about the geospatial data used to implement the state or region, as well as any information that is specific to using StreamStats for the state or region, and acknowledgements of the other agencies that cooperated with the USGS to implement the state or region in StreamStats. The State/Regional Info tab for Utah is shown below.

About modal from StreamStats interface


Clicking on the Help link will cause a window to pop up over the user interface. This window has three tabs at the top; User ManualFrequently Asked Questions, and Submit a Support Request. Initially, the Users’ Manual tab is on top. The Users’ Manual, which is essentially this document, provides a description of the user interface and instructions on how to use it. Links are provided on this tab to view the major sections of the users’ manual, as well as a link at the bottom to download this entire document. The Frequently Asked Questions tab provides a list of questions previously submitted by users and their answers. The Submit a Support Request tab provides a form for use in submitting requests for assistance or comments to the StreamStats development team. The team will respond to your submittals by email.