Base-Flow Characteristics of Streams in the Valley and Ridge, the Blue Ridge, and the Piedmont Physiographic Provinces of Virginia

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper 2457

by David L. Nelms, George E. Harlow, Jr., and Donald C. Hayes

Table of Contents



Purpose and Scope

Description of Study Area


Methods of Study

Base-Flow Characteristics


Valley and Ridge Region

Blue Ridge Region

Piedmont/Blue Ridge Transition Region

Piedmont Regions

Regional Differences

Relation to Potential Surface-Water Yield

Relation to Potential Ground-Water Yield

Summary and Conclusions

Selected References


1. Base-Flow Characteristics at Continuous-Record Streamflow-Gaging Stations

2. Base-Flow Characteristics at Partial-Record Streamflow-Gaging Stations

3. Basin Characteristics and Aquifer Properties for Selected Continuous-Record Streamflow-Gaging Stations





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