U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1123, Stream-gaging program of the U.S. Geological Survey, by K. L. Wahl, W. O. Thomas, Jr., and R. M. Hirsch



In Reply Refer To:                                  March 22, 1995
Mail Stop 415


OFFICE OF SURFACE WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 95.05

Subject:  U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1123, Stream-gaging program
          of the U.S. Geological Survey, by K. L. Wahl,
          W. O. Thomas, Jr., and R. M. Hirsch

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the availability of the 
subject report and to make a distribution to Districts and other 
selected offices. The subject report briefly describes several 
aspects of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stream-gaging program 
including the funding arrangements for the program, uses of 
streamflow data, history of the national program, the data-collection 
process, previous evaluations of the national program and challenges 
for the future. The report is written in a nontechnical manner and 
should be useful to a variety of persons who need information about 
the USGS stream-gaging program. The many uses made of streamflow data 
and the numerous water-resources projects and programs supported by 
the stream-gaging program are discussed in the subject report. 

A Fact Sheet (FS-066-95) entitled "An overview of the stream-gaging 
program" was prepared and will be available in early April 1995. This 
fact sheet provides a good summary of the USGS stream-gaging program 
and is analogous to an executive summary of USGS Circular 1123. 

Additional copies of USGS Circular 1123 can be obtained by writing to 
the USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, 
Colorado 80225. 

                                Wilbert O. Thomas, Jr.
                                Acting Chief, Office of Surface Water

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