Geological Survey Water-supply Paper

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950 - Irrigation

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Page 4 - Average discharge" is given the average discharge for the number of years indicated. It is not given for stations having fewer than five complete years of record or for stations where changes in water development during the period of record cause the figure to have little significance. Under "Extremes...
Page 1 - Contents is the volume of water in a reservoir or lake. Unless otherwise indicated, volume is computed on the basis of a level pool and does not include bank storage...
Page 7 - For most gaging stations on lakes and reservoirs, the data presented comprise a description of the station and a monthly summary table of stage and contents.
Page 2 - ... situated and the stream to which it is immediately tributary, each indention in the listing of gaging stations in the table of contents of this report represents one rank. This downstream order and system of indention shows which gaging stations are on tributaries between any two stations on a main stem and the rank of the tributary on which each gaging station is situated.
Page 1 - Cubic feet per second per square mile (cfsm) is the average number of cubic feet of water flowing per second from each square mile of area drained, assuming that the runoff is distributed uniformly in time and area. Runoff in inches...
Page 3 - ... by gravity into the river above the specified point. Figures of drainage area given herein include all closed basins, or noncontributing areas, within the area unless otherwise noted. WSP is used as an abbreviation for "Water-Supply Paper" in references to previously published reports.
Page 4 - II to facilitate finding the day of the week for any date. The description of the station gives the location, drainage area, records available, type and history of gages, average discharge, extremes of discharge, and general remarks. The location of the gaging station and the drainage area are obtained from the most accurate maps available. River mileage given under "Location" for some stations, is that determined and used by the Corps of Engineers unless otherwise noted.
Page 2 - Cfs-day is the volume of water represented by a flow of 1 cubic foot per second for 24 hours. It is equivalent to 86,400 cubic feet, 1.983471 acre- feet, or 646,317 gallons, and represents a runoff of 0.0372 inch from 1 square mile. Stage-discharge relation...
Page 7 - ... be presented. Peak discharges are not published for any stream for which the peaks are subject to substantial control by man. Time of day is expressed in 24-hour local standard time, for example 12:30 am is 0030, 1:30 pm is 1330. In a general footnote, introduced by the word "Note...
Page 3 - Computation of Data The base data collected at gaging stations consist of records of stage and measurements of discharge of streams or canals; and stage, surface area, and contents of lakes or reservoirs.

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