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Baseflow estimation and hydroclimatic data input details for the Upper Rio Grande, 1980 to 2015


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Rumsey, C.A., 2019, Baseflow estimation and hydroclimatic data input details for the Upper Rio Grande, 1980 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Understanding how changing climatic conditions affect streamflow volume and timing is critical for effective water management. In the Rio Grande Basin of the southwest U.S., decreasing snowpack, increasing minimum temperatures, and decreasing streamflow have been observed in recent decades, but the effects of hydroclimatic changes on baseflow, or groundwater discharge to streams, have not been investigated. The dataset created in this data release was used to help support a study to determine how trends in precipitation, snowpack accumulation, and snowmelt rate relate to streamflow, baseflow, and the hydrologic partitioning of baseflow and runoff at 12 sites in the Upper Rio Grande Basin (URGB) during 1980 to 2015. Streamflow was partitioned [...]


Point of Contact :
Christine A Rumsey
Originator :
Christine A Rumsey
Metadata Contact :
Christine A Rumsey
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Utah Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Baseflow_and_SNOTEL_data.txt 8.55 KB
URGB_data_dictionary.xlsx 16.3 KB
FieldDefinitions.txt 7.11 KB
CodeDefinitions.txt 1.41 KB
EquationDefinitions.txt 2.24 KB


This data release contains details of input data and model output diagnostics to reproduce the results found in the journal article titled "Relating hydroclimatic change to streamflow, baseflow, and hydrologic partitioning in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, 1980 to 2015".

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DOI doi:10.5066/P976XFE8

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