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Fact Sheet 2014–3026

The USGS National Streamflow Information Program and the Importance of Preserving Long-Term Streamgages

By Glenn A. Hodgkins, J. Michael Norris, and Robert M. Lent

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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

For additional information, contact:
Office of the Associate Director for Water
U.S. Geological Survey
National Center, MS 105
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

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Suggested citation:

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.,

ISSN 2327–6916 (print)

ISSN 2327–6932 (online)

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