Open-File Report 95-455

STREAMFLOW CHARACTERISTICS AT SELECTED SITES IN SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA, SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA, AND NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA, NEAR LAKE SEMINOLE

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Timothy C. Stamey

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-455, 11 pages (Published 1996)

ABSTRACT

Flow durations, low-flow and mean-flow analyses of daily mean discharges are compiled for 12 streamflow stations in southwestern Georgia, southeastern Alabama, and northwestern Florida for three selected periods. The selected periods include pre-Lake Seminole (1929-53); post-Lake Seminole and pre-irrigation (1958-70); and post-Lake Seminole and post-irrigation (1976-93); or as noted for partial periods. The analyses yield information on how inflowto and outflow from Lake Seminole and flows for three tributary

Streamflow characteristics for two of the tributarystreams—Ichawaynochaway Creek and Milford, Ga., and Chipola River near Altha, Fla.—vary similarly from the period 1944-53 to 1958-70, with mean-low flows decreasing by about 12 percent and 2percent, respectively. This decreasing trend continued from the period 1958-70 to 1976-93—mean-low flows decreased by about 30 percent at Ichawaynochaway Creek and decreased at Chipola River by about 5 percent. Mean-low flows at Spring Creek near Iron City, Ga., show only a slight increase from the period 1944-53 to 1958-70.

Streamflow characteristics for inflow to and outflow from Lake Seminole vary similarly from the period 1929-53 to 1958-70 to 1976-93. Mean 30-day low-flows for inflow and outflow of Lake Seminole increases by about 24 to 11 percent, respectively, fromthe period 1929-53 to 1958-70; and then returns to near 1929-53 low-flow values for the 1976-93 period.


CONTENTS

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Streamflow station numbering system

Streamflow data compilations

Streamflow characteristics

Comparison of tributary streamflow characteristics

Comparison of inflow to and outflow from Lake Seminole

Selected references

 


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