Geological Survey Water-supply Paper

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950 - Irrigation

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Page 1 - ... 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 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 (in.
Page viii - Gaging station is a particular site on a stream, canal, lake, or reservoir where systematic observations of gage height or discharge are obtained. When used in connection with a discharge record, the term is applied only to those gaging stations where a continuous record of discharge is obtained.
Page 2 - OF DATA The base data collected at gaging stations consist of records of stage and measurements of discharge.
Page 4 - RECORDS" has been added to the description of all stations for which revised records have been published. Listed therein are all the reports in which revisions have been published, each followed by the water years for which figures are revised in that report. In listing the water years only one number is given; for instance, 1965 stands for the water year October 1, 1964, to September 30, 1965.
Page 1 - Control designates a feature downstream from the gage that determines the stage-discharge relation at the gage. This feature may be a natural constriction of the channel, an artificial structure, or a uniform cross section over a long reach of the channel.
Page viii - State through 1958 have been analyzed with an electronic computer to give: (1) the number of days in each year that the daily discharge was between selected limits (duration tables); (2) the lowest mean discharge for selected numbers of consecutive days in each year; and (3) the highest mean discharge for selected numbers of consecutive days in each year. At or near some gaging stations, water-quality records also are collected.
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 2 - In assigning station numbers, no distinction is made between partial-record stations and continuous-record gaging stations, so that the station number for a partial-record station indicates downstream order position in a list made up of both types of stations. Gaps are left in the numbers to allow for new stations that may be established; hence the numbers are not consecutive. The complete number for each station, such as 6-3210.00, includes the part number "6" and a six digit station number.
Page 2 - A similar order is followed listing stations on first rank, second rank, and other ranks of tributaries. To indicate the rank of any tributary on which a gaging station is situated...

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