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Natural Monthly Flow Estimates for the Conterminous United States, 1950-2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1950-01-01
End Date
2015-12-31

Citation

Miller, M.P., Carlisle, D.M., Wolock, D.M., and Wieczorek, M.E., 2018, Natural Monthly Flow Estimates for the Conterminous United States, 1950-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7CC0ZMG.

Summary

This metadata record describes monthly estimates of natural stream flows for greater than 2.5 million stream reaches, defined by the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Version 2.0, in the conterminous United States for the period 1950-2015. A statistical machine learning technique - random forest modeling - was applied to estimate natural flows using 200 potential predictor variables. The dataset is organized by level 3 ecoregions, with each ecoregion having its own directory. Separate .csv files for each stream reach in the NHD network belonging to a given ecoregion are contained within the respective ecoregion directories. The stream reach .csv files are named as the NHD COMID corresponding to that stream reach. Methods used to calibrate [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Matthew P Miller
Process Contact :
Matthew P Miller
Originator :
Matthew P Miller, Daren M Carlisle, David M Wolock, Michael E Wieczorek
Metadata Contact :
Matthew P Miller
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Water Quality Program

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Miller and others Natural Monthly Flow Metadata.xml
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Purpose

Quantifying and understanding the natural flow regime is of critical importance for the development and management strategies aimed at protecting aquatic ecosystems and resources for ecosystem and human use. This data set can be applied to quantify natural and anthropogenic processes contributing to streamflow depletion or augmentation, and assess associated ecological effects.

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