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Raleigh, N.C. 27607
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StreamStats Version 3

Figure 1. Stream Delineation

North Carolina StreamStats was recently updated to incorporate

Initially released in 2012, StreamStats is a Web-based Geographic Information System application developed by the USGS in consultation with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. to provide an assortment of analytical tools useful for water-resources planning and management. The StreamStats application provides an accurate and consistent process that allows users to easily obtain streamflow statistics, basin characteristics, and descriptive information for USGS data-collection sites and user-selected ungaged sites.

In the North Carolina application, users can compute 53 basin characteristics and peak-flow frequency statistics for a delineated drainage basin. Streamflow statistics and basin characteristics for data-collection sites compiled from selected published reports also are immediately accessible by querying individual sites from the web interface.

Examples of basin characteristics that can be computed in StreamStats include drainage area, stream slope, mean-annual precipitation, and percentage of impervious area from the 2001, 2006, and 2011 NLCD. Examples of streamflow statistics previously available only through published documents include peak-flow frequency, flow duration, and precipitation data.

These updates were completed in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Transportation (Hydraulics Unit) and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (Water Resources Division).

Questions regarding the StreamStats application can be directed to Curtis Weaver, USGS, Raleigh, NC, at (919) 571-4043; e-mail:

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Recent Publications

OFR 2016-1137
Quality of surface-water supplies in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, water years 2012–13
By C.A. Pfeifle, J.L. Cain, and R.B. Rasmussen
Open-File Report 2016-1137
SIR 2015-5137
Hydraulic model and flood-inundation maps developed for the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina
By Douglas G. Smith and Chad R. Wagner
Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5137
OFR 2016-1002
Quality of surface-water supplies in the Triangle area of North Carolina, water years 2010-11
By C.A. Pfeifle, J.L. Cain, and R.B. Rasmussen
Open File Report 2016-1002

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USGS CoreCast: Groundwater Awareness Week is March 6-12
From large drawdowns in the Great Plains aquifer to arsenic in some wells in New England, this episode of CoreCast highlights six different USGS groundwater studies all across the United States, including Wake County in North Carolina. (7.68 Mb)

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