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Cost effectiveness of the U.S. Geological Survey's stream-gaging program in Wisconsin

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Cost effectiveness of the US Geological Survey's stream-gaging program in Wisconsin; 1987; WRI; 86-4125; Walker, J. F.; Osen, L. L.; Hughes, P. E.

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This report presents the results of a three-step evaluation of the stream-gaging program in Wisconsin. First, data uses and funding sources were identified for the 89 continuous-record gaging stations operated during the 1984 water year. Next, alternative methods of streamflow estimation were examined for three stations. A flow-routing model was used for two of the stations and a statistical model was used for the third. The modeled discharges did not compare well enough with observed discharges to warrant elimination of any of the stations. Finally, an optimization model was used to assess the cost effectiveness of the stream-gaging process. The annual budget, in 1984 dollars, for operating the 89 continuous-record gaging stations [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri864125
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