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Empirical Models for Estimating Baseline Streamflows in California and their Likelihood of Anthropogenic Modification

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1950-01-31
End Date
2012-12-31

Citation

Carlisle, D.M., Wolock, D.M., Howard, J.K., Grantham, T.E., Fesenmeyer, K.A., and Wieczorek, M.E., 2016, Empirical Models for Estimating Baseline Streamflows in California and their Likelihood of Anthropogenic Modification: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7MP51DS.

Summary

The dataset contain estimates of natural monthly streamflow for 135,118 stream segments in California, USA, from 1950 to 2012. These estimates were made using statistical models described in Carlisle and others, 2016, Open File Report 2016-1189. Segments are identified per the medium resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), Version 1. The dataset also contains observed monthly streamflows and estimates of natural monthly streamflows for 894 USGS stream gages in California, USA.

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CA_Gages_OandE.csv
“O/E Ratios for California Gages”
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“Predicted Natural Flow for California Stream Segments”
3.21 GB
Estimating_Baseline_Streamflows_CA_Metadata.xml
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Purpose

The objectives were to develop statistical models that predict the natural monthly streamflow throughout California's rivers and streams from 1950 to the present (2012), and to evaluated whether the present of streamflow alteration could be predicted for each stream segment given its watershed characteristics.

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