Gazetteer of hydrologic characteristics of streams in Massachusetts — Hudson River basin

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4250



The Hudson River basin includes streams draining the Hoosic River (205 square miles), Kinderhook Creek (20.9 square miles), and Roeliff Jansen Kill (13.3 square miles) basins in western Massachusetts, eastern New York, and southern Vermont. Drainage areas, using the latest available 1:24,000 scale topographic maps, are re-computed for data-collection sites and computed for the first time for streams draining greater than 3 square miles. Basin characteristics representing 14 commonly used indices to estimate various streamflows are presented for the five gaged streams in the Hoosic River basin. Streamflow characteristics, representing statistics computed using a new data base with records through 1979, include annual and monthly flow statistics , duration of daily flow values, and the annual 7-day mean low flow at the 2-year and 10-year recurrence intervals. Seven-day low-flow statistics are presented for 21 partial-record sites. The procedures used to determine the hydrologic characteristics are summarized. This gazetteer of hydrologic characteristics will aid in the planning and siting of water-resources-related activities and will provide a common data base for governmental agencies and the engineering and planning communities.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Gazetteer of hydrologic characteristics of streams in Massachusetts — Hudson River basin
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 83-4250
DOI 10.3133/wri834250
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iv, 24 p.
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Other Geospatial Hudson River basin
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