Our how-to-guides offer step-by-step instructions to guide users through the StreamStats workflow.
StreamStats version 4 provides a single national user interface through which the application for any implemented state can be accessed. The two main areas on the user interface are the Map Frame and the Sidebar. Also, in the black banner above the map are the Help, About, and Report links, which are explained below.
The sidebar in the StreamStats interface directs users through a step-by-step process to achieve information for ungaged sites.
Information for USGS streamgages can be obtained by clicking or tapping on a triangular streamgage symbol in the Map Frame. The streamgage symbols will not appear on the map until it is zoomed into at least zoom level 9. The map legend indicates the meanings of the various colors.
The exploration toolset can be used in addition to the standard basin delineation process in StreamStats or the tools can be used on their own, without delineating a basin. The toolset currently holds seven options to choose from, including simple measuring/profiling, network tools, and the PROSPER tool for streamflow performance probabilities and classes.