Washington, DC StreamStats
StreamStats for Washington, DC was developed in cooperation with DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). DOEE provided their stormwater datasets for the development of this application.
The DC StreamStats storm drain functionality and basin characteristics release incorporates DOEE’s storm-drain-network data into the StreamStats web application to improve hydrologic modelling capabilities for Washington, DC. This project utilized 1-meter (high resolution) terrain products, which improves upon existing 10 meter resolution data products traditionally used in StreamStats. Following work completed for Boston’s Mystic River Basin, Washington, DC is the third jurisdiction to incorporate storm-drain-network data into StreamStats. The pipe-network-informed urban hydrography layers were developed by incorporating 1-meter resolution lidar-derived elevation data and DC’s stormwater pipe data to approximate topography and stormwater flow. Users may access the “Washington, DC Stormwater” fixture on the StreamStats application to delineate drainage basins that approximate effective basin area in storm drain serviced areas.
Related data and metadata may be found in two associated data releases:
- Katoski, M.P., Steeves, P.A., and Onyullo, G.E., 2023, Basin characteristics data for the Washington, D.C. Stormwater StreamStats application: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YWR2Y2.
- Katoski, M.P., Steeves, P.A., and Onyullo, G.E., 2023, Digital elevation model and derivative datasets to support the integration of stormwater drainage into the Washington, D.C. Stormwater StreamStats application: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9AJLI3I.
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