Fact Sheet 2014–3026
Long-term streamflow information is critical for use in several water-related areas that are important to humans and wildlife, including water management, computation of flood and drought flows for water infrastructure, and analysis of climate-related trends. Specific uses are many and diverse and range from informing water rights across state and international boundaries to designing dams and bridges.
First posted May 21, 2014
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Hodgkins, G.A., Norris, J.M., and Lent, R.M., 2014, The USGS National Streamflow Information Program and the importance of preserving long-term streamgages: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3026, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org.10.3313/fs20143026.
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