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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: email@example.com
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