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The StreamStats Program

StreamStats Documentation

Users should familiarize themselves with StreamStats documentation before trying to use the application.

StreamStats documentation, and links to it, consists of:

Additional documentation can be accessed through use of the About and Help buttons in the black banner above the map in the StreamStats user interface. The page that appears after clicking on the About button includes three tabs. The About the Project tab provides a brief description of StreamStats. The State/Regional Info tab provides (1) a description of the streamflow statistics that can be estimated by use of regression equations for the state that the user has selected, (2) citations for the reports that include the equations, (3) notes and cautions that are specific to using StreamStats for that state, (4) a link to information about the geospatial data used to implement the state, and (5) information about the agencies that cooperated with the USGS to implement the application. The News tab provides access to a list of notes that describe recent and older changes to StreamStats. The Help button on the user interface provides access to the users’ manual, a list of frequently-asked questions and answers, and a form that users can fill out to request support or submit comments to the StreamStats development team.

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Documentation Web

The StreamStats Web application provides access to automated procedures and very large, complex data sets. These data sets are known to contain occasional errors. Users are advised to carefully check all results for accuracy and to exercise their own professional judgment in evaluating the appropriateness of the results for their application. Basin delineations, in particular, frequently can be erroneous. The Web site provides tools and base maps useful for verifying the accuracy of the basin delineations and for making corrections.

This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.