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Ratings and estimated provisional streamflow for streamgages in Virginia, water years 1991 through 2013

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1990-10-01
End Date
2013-09-30

Citation

Messinger, T., and Burgholzer, R.W., 2018, Ratings and estimated provisional streamflow for streamgages in Virginia, water years 1991 through 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72R3PXB.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, has quantified several measures of rating stability and the frequency and magnitude of changes to ratings through time for 174 real-time continuous streamgages active in Virginia as of September 30, 2013. Alternative flow (AltFlow) tables were developed as a method of estimating provisional flow data. They were constructed for periods with complete records of shifts and ratings between October 1, 1990 and September 30, 2013. Alternate flows consist of Qsame, the flow value from the shifted rating table used to compute the daily flow value at the time of the most recent flow measurement that corresponds to the gage height of each day’s [...]

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Terence Messinger
Originator :
Terence Messinger, Robert W Burgholzer
Metadata Contact :
Terence Messinger
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center

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Purpose

These datasets were developed to assess the reliability of provisional streamflow data for Virginia streamgages in real time. A companion report, Messinger, T., and Burgholzer, R.W., 2018, Rating stability and frequency and magnitude of shifts for streamgages in Virginia through 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 91 pages, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175137, describes their development, validation, and some of their limits.

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