U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources of Pennsylvania

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5162

Streamflow Statistics for the Paradise and Pocono Creek Watersheds and Selected Streamflow-Gaging Stations in Monroe County, Pennsylvania

By: Ronald E. Thompson and Gregory J. Cavallo

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ABSTRACT

A suite of 36 observed streamflow statistics, ranging from high to low flows, were computed for 7 continuous-record and predicted for 12 partial-record streamflow-gaging stations in Monroe County, Pa. The predicted statistics for the partial-record stations were determined from regression analyses of intermittent streamflow measurements made at the partial-record stations and concurrent daily mean flows at index continuous-record stations. The prediction methodology has been previously used only for estimating low-flow statistics. Results from this study indicate the methodology may have applicability for predicting high- and intermediate-flow statistics as well. Three sets of base-flow measurements were made at 40 sites in the Paradise and Pocono Creek watersheds to determine subbasin yields and stream reaches gaining or losing flow. Subbasin yields, the base-flow measurements normalized to respective drainage areas, were consistent for each measurement period.

Table of Contents

Abstract
Introduction
     Purpose and Scope
     Study Area
     Hydrogeologic Setting
     Previous Investigations
     Continuous- and Partial-Record Stations
     Methods For Determining Streamflow Statistics at Continuous- and Partial-Record Stations
Streamflow Statistics for Monroe County, Pennsylvania
     Subbasin Yields in the Paradise and Pocono Creek Watersheds
     Observed Streamflow Statistics for Continuous-Record Stations
     Predicted Streamflow Statistics for Partial-Record Stations
Comparison of Predicted and Observed Streamflow Statistics for Continuous-Record Stations
     Regression Analyses of Continuous-Record Station Data
     Differences in Predicted and Observed Streamflow Statistics for Continuous-Record Stations
Limitations of the Investigation and Statistics
Summary and Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Selected References

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