SURVEY OF USERS OF THE USGS STREAM-GAGING NETWORK IN IOWA, 1996

A survey was sent to over 200 Federal, State, and local agencies that might use streamflow data collected by the U. S. Geological Survey in Iowa. A total of 181 forms were returned and 112 agencies indicated that they use streamflow data. The responses show that streamflow data from the Iowa USGS stream-gaging network, which in 1996 is composed of 117 stations, are used by many agencies for many purposes and that many stations provide streamflow data that fulfill a variety of joint purposes. The median number of respondents per station that use data from the station was 6 and the median number of data-use categories indicated per station was 9. The survey results can be used by agencies that fund the Iowa USGS stream-gaging network to help them decide which stations to continue to support if it becomes necessary to reduce the size of the stream-gaging network.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Iowa Highway Research Board (Iowa DOT Research Project HR-383).
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Geological Survey

    P.O. Box 1230, 400 S Clinton Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52244
  • Authors:
    • Fischer, E E
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Open-File Report 96-185
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 1996 12:00AM