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USGS Develops Faster Method For Estimating Streamflows

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January 23, 2001
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Estimating streamflows in areas where there are no gages once took days but now only takes minutes, thanks to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who have developed a user-friendly streamflow-estimating system called "Streamstats."

Estimating streamflows in areas where there are no gages once took days but now only takes minutes, thanks to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who have developed a user-friendly streamflow-estimating system called "Streamstats." The system can be accessed on the internet (http://ma.water.usgs.gov/streamstats), and uses an equation-based method for estimating statistics that indicate the range of streamflow that can be expected at user-selected sites. A pilot project has been completed in Massachusetts. The USGS plans to implement this kind of service nationwide as part of its National Streamflow Information Program.


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