Beta version 4 has arrived!
Beta version 4 is now available for most states on a trial basis, and version 3 remains available. Beta version 4 provides a single user interface (at http://ssdev.cr.usgs.gov/streamstats/) for all states that are implemented, rather than separate applications for each state, as in versions 2 and 3, and the user interface is more user friendly than previous versions. Limited beta version 4 documentation can be accessed by clicking on the Help button in the user interface. Also, information for user-selected ungaged sites currently cannot be obtained for the Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington because of unique functionality for those states that is not yet implemented. Users are encouraged to provide comments and report bugs by use of the Help button on the interface. See the StreamStats home page for a description of the differences in capabilities between version 3 and beta version 4.
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With the exception of the report by Koltun and others (2016), the reports below document the regression equations available in StreamStats for Ohio, the methods used to develop the equations and to measure the basin characteristics used in the equations, references to GIS data layers used in the analysis, and the errors associated with the estimates obtained from the equations. The report on the water-use application (Koltun and others, 2016) describes development of the application, the region for which water use data are available, and a brief description on its use and limitations. Users should familiarize themselves with these reports before using StreamStats to obtain estimates of streamflow statistics or water use for ungaged sites.
- Koltun, G.F., Kula, S.P., and Puskas, B.M., 2006, A Streamflow Statistics (StreamStats) Web Application for Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5312, 62 p.
- Koltun, G.F., 2003, Techniques for estimating flood-peak discharges of rural, unregulated streams in Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 03-4164, 75 p.
- Koltun, G.F., and Whitehead, M.T., 2002, Techniques for estimating selected streamflow characteristics of rural, unregulated streams in Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 02-4068, 50 p.
- Koltun, G.F., and Kula, S.P., 2013, Methods for estimating selected low-flow statistics and development of annual flow-duration statistics for Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5138, 195 p.
- Koltun, G.F., Nardi, M.R., and Shaffer, K.H., 2016, Estimation of upstream water use with Ohio’s StreamStats application: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5077, 12 p.
General information on the Interactive Map application, as well as specific sources and computation methods for basin characteristics are available here.
Water-use information is available from Streamstats is limited to an area of northeastern Ohio that is approximately bounded by Erie County in the northwest to Belmont County in the southeast. Koltun and others (2016) present a map of the area of availability.
StreamStats outputs report the uncertainty of the estimates for ungaged basins when basin characteristics for selected sites are within the ranges of the basin characteristics for streamgages that were used to develop the regression equations. Errors for basins with basin characteristics that are beyond these bounds are unknown. The applicable ranges of the basin characteristics are provided in the outputs and messages are provided when basin characteristics are outside of the applicable ranges.
StreamStats for Ohio was developed in cooperation with:
Ohio Department of Transportation,
U.S. Department of Transportation,
Federal Highway Administration,
Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency,
Ohio Water Development Authority, and
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
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