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Streamflow and precipitation event statistics for treatment, urban control, and forested control watersheds in Clarksburg, MD USA (2004-2018)


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Hopkins, K.G., Bhaskar, A.S., Woznicki, S.A., Fanelli, R.M., 2019, Streamflow and precipitation event statistics for treatment, urban control, and forested control watersheds in Clarksburg, MD USA (2004-2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release:


This dataset describes streamflow and precipitation event statistics for four watersheds located in Clarksburg, Maryland, USA. Streamflow and precipitation events were identified from fourteen years of sub-daily (5- and 15-minute) monitoring data from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2018. A 6-hour inter-event window was used to define discrete streamflow and precipitation events. The following streamflow metrics were calculated for each event area normalized peak streamflow, runoff yield, runoff ratio, streamflow duration, time to peak, and rise rate. Precipitation event metrics include total precipitation depth and precipitation event duration.


Point of Contact :
Kristina G Hopkins
Originator :
Kristina G Hopkins
Metadata Contact :
Kristina G Hopkins
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Program :
Land Change Science
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
South Atlantic Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources

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“Clarksburg Storm Events Table”
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Long-term monitoring in Clarksburg, Maryland, USA provided an opportunity to examine changes in event-based streamflow metrics in two treatment watersheds that transitioned from agriculture to suburban development with a high density of green stormwater infrastructure. A before-after-control-reference-impact design was used to assess differences in streamflow-event magnitude and timing in two treatment watersheds compared to a forested control and urban control watershed.


Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9CGWUKT

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