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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

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Description of Study Area

Climate

Methods of Study

Base-Flow Characteristics

Regions

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

Appendixes

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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