StreamStats for Kansas was developed in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the State Water Plan Fund of the Kansas Water Office through the Kansas GIS Policy Board.
The primary purpose of the Kansas StreamStats application is to incorporate statewide regression equations for estimating rural peak flows with annual exceedance probabilities of 50, 20, 10, 4, 2, 1, 0.5 and 0.2 percent. These peak flows have recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 years, respectively. The report below documents the available regression equations in Kansas, the methods used to develop the equations, the basin characteristics used in the equations, and the errors associated with the estimates obtained from the equations. Users should familiarize themselves with the report before using StreamStats to obtain estimates of flows for ungaged sites in drainage basins.
- Painter, C.C., Heimann, D.C., and Lanning-Rush, J.L., 2017, Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability streamflows for streams in Kansas based on data through water year 2015 (ver. 1.1, September 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5063, 20 p.
Click on this link to obtain general information on the Kansas application, as well as specific sources and computation methods for basin characteristics.