Low-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Alabama streams by J. B Atkins

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Other titlesLow flow and flow duration characteristics of Alabama streams
Statementby J.B. Atkins and J.L. Pearman ; prepared in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Tennessee Valley Authority
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 93-4186
ContributionsPearman, J. L, Alabama. Dept. of Environmental Management, Tennessee Valley Authority, Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
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Open LibraryOL13618508M

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LOW-FLOW AND FLOW-DURATION CHARACTERISTICS OF ALABAMA STREAMS by J.B. Atkins and J.L. Pearman ABSTRACT Estimates of minimum 7-day average discharges with recurrence intervals of 2 and 10 years for continuous-record gaging stations are presented in this report.

Low-flow frequencyCited by: 2. Low-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Alabama streams. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: U.S. Geological Survey ; Denver, CO: USGS Earth Science Information.

Low-Flow Frequency and Flow-Duration Characteristics of Selected Streams in Alabama Through March By Toby D. Feaster and Kathryn G.

Lee Abstract Low-flow statistics are needed by water-resource engineers, planners, and managers to protect and manage the water resources of Alabama. The accuracy of these statisticsCited by: 1.

Estimates of minimum 7-day average discharges with recurrence intervals of 2 and 10 years for continuous-record gaging stations are presented in this report. Low-flow frequency discharge estimates for partial-record stations are also presented. These discharge estimates were computed by relating base-flow discharge measurements at the partial- record stations to daily-mean discharge.

Updating Low-Flow Statistics at USGS Streamgages and Regionalization of Selected Low-Flow Characteristics for Alabama Streams. INTRODUCTION. As part of their mission to protect public health and aquatic ecosystems, Alabama state agencies need accurate and representative streamflow statistics to establish realistic and applicable criteria for both water quality and water quantity (fig.

WRIRLow-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Alabama streams Alaska SIREstimating flood magnitude and frequency at gaged and ungaged sites on streams in Alaska and conterminous basins in Canada, based on data through water year They may be found here: Low-Flow Characteristics of Virginia Streams.

Monthly streamflow statistics have been computed on the individual daily mean streamflows of selected continuous-record stream-gaging stations. They may be found here: Low-Flow Characteristics of Virginia Streams. Curves describing flow-duration have been developed.

This report presents selected low-flow and flow-duration characteristics for sites throughout Ohio. These sites include long-term continuous- record stations with streamflow data through water year (October 1 to September 30) and for low-flow partial-record stations with measurements into water year The characteristics presented for the long-term continuous-record.

Low-flow characteristics have been determined by the USGS at streamgages in Indiana (Fowler and Wilson, ). Low-flow statistics investigated in that report include the 1- 7- and day. This report shows that differences in geology affect the low-flow ends of flow- duration curves of streams in adjacent basins.

Thus, duration curves aro use­ ful in appraising the geologic characteristics of drainage basins. method for adjusting flow-duration curves of short. In a study of flow-duration curves for Connecticut streams, Thomas () found low flow to be related to the percentage of the drainage basin that is overlain by stratified-drift deposits.

Information on the areal distribution of stratified drift may provide a method to estimate ground-water contributionCited by: Predictive equations for the harmonic mean flow; the 7-day, 2-year low-few (7Q2); and the 7-day, year low-flow (7Q10) of ungauged Texas streams are developed using multiple regression analysis.

STREAM CORRIDOR RESTORATION - References A-H j:\staffwrk\corridor\referenc\a-h - 1 - Abbe, T.B., D.R. Montgomery, and C. Petroff. Design of stable in-channel wood debris structures for bank protection and habitat restoration: an example from the Cowlitz River, WA.

In Proceedings of the Conference on Management of Landscape DisturbedFile Size: 64KB. The information content of this index varies with the length of record and depends upon the measuring limits of streamflow gauges.

Intermittent and ephemeral streams are characterised by natural extended periods of zero flow, which may generally be perceived as the ‘lower bound’ of low-flow hydrology. Flow duration curve and low flowsCited by: Bed-material sampling in sand-bed streams.

Environment Canada Report IWD-HQ-WRB-SS 4. Environment Canada, Inland Waters Directorate, Water Resources Branch, Sediment Survey Section. Atkins, J.B., and J.L. Pearman. Low-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Alabama streams.

U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations. Tennessee Valley Authority: Flow duration and low flows of Tennessee streams through Low-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Alabama streams / (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: U.S. Geological Museum paper / (University, Ala.: Alabama Museum of Natural History, ), also by Geological Survey of Alabama, Alabama Museum of Natural.

The comprehensive literature review performed by Smakhtin () is a benchmark study on low flow hydrology in which low flow was discussed in all aspects. For characterizing and evaluating low flows, flow duration curves, recession analysis, low flow indices and frequency analysis have frequently been used (Bayazit & Onoz ).Frequency analysis has focused on fitting a theoretical Cited by: 5.

Introduction. Characteristic values of low flow discharge are needed for a number of purposes in water resources management and engineering including environmental flow requirements, water uses and discharges into streams, and hydropower operation (Smakhtin, ).The interest usually resides in characteristic low flow values that represent the long-term average behaviour of low flows Cited by: A flow-duration curve is often used to provide a common base for comparison of streams of different sizes (Graf, ).

A flow-duration curve for a site is developed by plotting the discharge as a function of the percentage of time the flow is exceeded. Low flow analysis Water level and flow control. Low flow conditions in rivers and streams are of fundamental importance to the ecological status of the change in the seasonal pattern of flows, for example due to exploitation of a groundwater source or abstraction of water from the river, may lead to irreversible changes to the stream ecology.

For specific comparisons of low-flow characteristics, a single point I LAFAYETTE NION on the low-flow cuive is often used, such as the 2-year or year 0 0 i 9 r r s O recurrence interval.

The map shows the location of streamflow gaging I1,E A stations and the value of the 7-day, year low flow in cubic feet persecond for each. Basin characteristics that are generally considered to be fixed through time, for example, elevation, soil type, and physiographic province, are referred to as “immutable” variables.

All basin characteristics were spatially aggregated by the National Hydrography Dataset plus version 2 (NHDPlusV2) by: 3. The relative contributions of quickflow and baseflow components changes through the stream hydrographic record. The flood or storm hydrograph is the classic response to a rainfall event and consists of three main stages (Figure 1): (i.) Prior low-flow con ditions in the stream consisting entirely of baseflow at the end of a ry perio ; (ii.)File Size: KB.

Abstracts. The following includes abstracts published by sources other than the U.S. Geological Survey. These publications are listed for your information only; they are not available from the U.S. Geological s should be contacted directly to determine how copies or reprints may be obtained.

Ahlstedt, S.A.,Preliminary assessment of spiny riversnail (Io fluvialis. Low-flow and flow-duration characteristics of Mississippi streams / (Jackson, Miss.: Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Denver, Colo.: Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor], ), by Pamela A.

Telis, Geological Survey (U.S.), and Pat Harrison Waterway District (page images at. A regional low flow frequency analysis in the north of Iran using L-moments was carried out.

Low flow events have been represented by the 7-day annual minimum series and the L-moments approach was used to assign these data into homogenous regions. According to the homogeneity measure and climatic properties, two subdivisions were found – one in the west of the study area Cited by: The flow duration curve is described here, because the stream health estimation using the eco-deficit and eco-surplus method uses it.

A flow duration curve illustrates the percentage of the time, i.e., the probability, that flow in a stream will equal or exceed a particular value. A basic flow duration curve measures high flows to low : Narayanan Kannan, Aavudai Anandhi, Jaehak Jeong.

Flow Duration and Water Yield. Planning for Low Flow Water Shortages. Runoff Characteristics–Pollutograph. Problems. Stream Processes. Introduction. Interaction of Streams with the Landscape. Stream Orders. Stream Biota. Stream Characteristics. Stream Stability and Sediment Transport.

Meander Migration, Floodplains, and Streamways. Stream. A Comparison of 7Q10 Low Flow between Rural and Urban Watersheds in Eastern United States Flow duration Pyrce () Table General usage of 7Q10 low flow (Pyrce, ) 16 Since infiltration to the groundwater table is the source of base flow in streams and deeper aquifers a change in amount of infiltration can alter the base flow.

Journal of Environmental Engineering, (9): USGS. Low-Flow and Flow-Duration Characteristics of Mississippi Streams, Water-Resources Investigations Report USGS. Low-Flow and Flow-Duration Characteristics of Alabama Streams, Water- Resources Investigations Report Weyerhaeuser.

Flow Duration and Water Yield. Planning for Low Flow Water Shortages. Runoff Characteristics–Pollutograph. Problems. Stream Processes. Introduction.

Interaction of Streams with the Landscape. Stream Orders. Stream Biota. Stream Characteristics. Stream Stability and Sediment Transport.

Meander Migration, Floodplains, and Streamways. Stream Brand: Taylor & Francis. Low flow hydrology: a review V.U. Smakhtin CSIR, Environmentek, P.O. BoxPretoriaSouth Africa Received 11 August ; revised 13 July ; accepted 12 September Abstract The paper intends to review the current status of low-flow hydrology — a discipline which deals with minimum flow in a river during the dry periods of.

TABLE AII—2 CALCULATION OF 7-DAY, YEAR LOW FLOW RUNOFF FACTORS Basin Cahaba River Median 7—Day Low Flow Runoff Factor (cfsm) 1 Ratio of Low Flows 2 7-Day, 10—Year Low Flow Runoff Factor (cfsm) Little Cahaba River (1) The values given on Plate 3 for the Little Cahaba River Basin were — cfsm.

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This book has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef. Szilagyi, Jozsef Zlotnik, Vitaly A. Gates, John B.

and Jozsa, Janos Cited by: The book concentrates on broad and general concepts, providing an interdisciplinary foundation. The text delves into rivers and streams in the first half and lakes and reservoirs in the second half.

Each section centers on the characteristics of those systems and methods of classification, and then moves on to discuss the physical, chemical.

Flow Duration and Water Yield Planning for Low Flow Water Shortages Runoff Characteristics-Pollutograph Problems Stream Processes Introduction Interaction of Streams with the Landscape Stream Orders Stream Biota Stream Characteristics Stream Stability and Sediment Transport Meander Migration, Floodplains, and Streamways Stream Classification /5(6).

Sponsored by the Water Resources Engineering (Hydraulics) Divsion of ASCE. This collection contains 75 papers and abstracts presented at conferences sponsored by the Water Resources Engineering (Hydraulics) Division of ASCE from through The collection contains many new and expanded versions of the original papers and is designed to assist the practitioner with the concepts in 2/5(1).

NRC. Summary of a Workshop on Water Issues in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACF-ACT) River Basins. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. NRC. A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

Washington, DC: The National Academies. 4 Flow-duration curves for gaged streams in Baker County, for the year period, The difference in the low-flow characteristics of each tributary is apparent from the curves shown in figure 4.

As an example, at the Turkey Creek station (drainage area, 9 square miles) the flow equaled or exceeded 0. cfs per square mile for. The general phenomenon of conversion of fringe rural resource lands to other uses (primarily suburban development and transportation) is mirrored in metropolitan areas across the globe as the human population grows and is concentrated in cities and expands into the suburban fringes (Alig et al., ).A complex interaction of socioeconomic factors drives urban sprawl that includes extension Cited by: D.

Daamen, R.C., Roehl, Jr., Edwin, and Conrads, P.A., Development of Inferential Sensors for Real-time Quality Control of Water-level Data for the Everglades Depth Estimation Network: Proceedings of the South Carolina Water Resources Conference, held October, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Dacosta, Rafael, and Gómez-Gómez, Fernando, promote plant growth, maintenance, health, and vigor (e.g. lower gradient streams and broad floodplains, elevated subsurface groundwater table, and perennial rivers and streams).

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