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Data for the Evaluation of the U.S. Geological Survey Streamgage Network in South Carolina, 2017


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Kolb, K.R., and Feaster, T.D., 2020, Data for the Evaluation of the U.S. Geological Survey Streamgage Network in South Carolina, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains an inventory of South Carolina U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages evaluated in 2017 as part of gage network gap assessment. Both continuous record and crest stage gages are included in this dataset. The data are grouped into three categories: rural streamgages with equal to or greater than 10 years of peak-flow data, rural streamgages with less than 10 years of peak-flow data, and urban streamgages.


Point of Contact :
Katharine R Kolb
Process Contact :
Katharine R Kolb
Originator :
Katharine R Kolb, Toby D Feaster
Metadata Contact :
Katharine R Kolb
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
South Atlantic Water Science Center

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The U.S. Geological Survey has monitored streamflow in South Carolina since the late 1800s for a variety of needs and purposes. The streamgaging network has been dynamic since its beginning, with sites being added or removed depending on the purpose of the gage and available funding from both Federal, State, and local partners. The historic flooding that occurred in South Carolina in 2015, 2016, and 2018 highlighted the importance of streamflow monitoring for providing both real-time information during flooding events and also long-term data needed to compute the magnitude and frequency of floods and to frame flooding events from a historical perspective. The information also is critical for developing regional equations for estimating flood characteristics at ungaged locations, which is important for infrastructure planning and design. Because gages typically are established to fulfill site-specific needs, they are not always optimally located for regional analyses. Therefore, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, conducted a gap assessment of the streamgaging network in South Carolina. This data release contains the data used for that assessment.



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9X5F4B1

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