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Basin boundaries were delineated for 1,320 USGS streamgages located on tributaries and streams flowing to the Gulf of Mexico. Basins ranged in size from less than 1 to approximately 67,500 square miles. Physical and climatic basin characteristics were calculated using these boundaries. Data presented here will be used as independent variables to estimate streamflow characteristics and provide a numerical foundation supporting the: (1) development of statistical models of streamflow characteristics; (2) evaluation of spatial and temporal trends in streamflow characteristics; and (3) development of network optimization analysis.
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Using previously published (Robinson and others, 2019) no-flow fractions and L-moments of nonzero streamflow from decadal streamflow flow-duration analysis (daily mean streamflow), probability distributions were fit to provide 27 estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves, and hence the probability distributions are a form of parametric modeling that ensures monotonicity of the quantiles by non-exceedance probability (NEP). For both U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) and level-12 hydrologic unit code (HUC12) catchments, as defined by Crowley-Ornelas and others (2019), the 27 quantiles were estimated and tabulated in this data release. Three probability distributions were used...
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Human alteration of waterways has impacted the minimum and maximum streamflow in more than 86% of monitored streams nationally and may be the primary cause for ecological impairment in river and stream ecosystems. Restoration of freshwater inflows can positively affect shellfish, fisheries, habitat, and water quality in streams, rivers, and estuaries. Increasingly, state and local decision makers and Federal agencies are turning their attention to the restoration of flows as part of a holistic approach to restoring water quality and habitat and protecting and replenishing living coastal and marine resources and the livelihoods that depend on them. In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi-Gulf...
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This dataset provides numerical and categorical descriptions of 48 basin characteristics for 956 basins with observed streamflow information and 9,314 ungaged basins coinciding with 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points that drain to the Gulf of Mexico. Characteristics are indexed by National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) version 2 COMID (integer that uniquely identifies each feature in the NHD) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) station number for streamflow-gaging station, where applicable. The variables represent mutable and immutable basin characteristics and are organized by characteristic type: physical (5), hydrologic (6), categorical (12), climate (6), landscape alteration (7), and land cover (12)....
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Using previously published (Robinson and others, 2019) no-flow fractions and L-moments of nonzero streamflow from decadal streamflow flow-duration analysis (daily mean streamflow), probability distributions were fit to provide 27 estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves, and hence the probability distributions are a form of parametric modeling that ensures monotonicity of the quantiles by non-exceedance probability (NEP). For both U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) and level-12 hydrologic unit code (HUC12) catchments, as defined by Crowley-Ornelas and others (2019), the 27 quantiles were estimated and tabulated in this data release. Three probability distributions were used...
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This dataset provides numerical and categorical descriptions of 48 basin characteristics for 956 basins with observed streamflow information at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow-gaging stations. Characteristics are indexed by National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) version 2 COMID (integer that uniquely identifies each feature in the NHD) and USGS station number for streamflow-gaging station. The variables represent mutable and immutable basin characteristics and are organized by characteristic type: physical (5), hydrologic (6), categorical (12), climate (6), landscape alteration (7), and land cover (12). Mutable characteristics such as climate, land cover, and landscape alteration variables are reported in decadal...
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This dataset provides numerical and categorical descriptions of 48 basin characteristics for 9,314 ungaged basins coinciding with 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points that drain to the Gulf of Mexico. Characteristics are indexed by National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) version 2 COMID (integer that uniquely identifies each feature in the NHD) and HUC12 identifying number. The variables represent mutable and immutable basin characteristics and are organized by characteristic type: physical (5), hydrologic (6), categorical (12), climate (6), landscape alteration (7), and land cover (12). Mutable characteristics such as climate, land cover, and landscape alteration variables are reported in decadal increments...
Under the 2012 Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) the the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), has statutory requirements to report on the progress of funded projects and programs. Each Council funded project will perform project sites specific monitoring. In order to effectively aggregate and analyze project specific results, there is a need to establish monitoring and assessment protocols and standards for the Council that will be followed by each project. This will allow the Council to better evaluate progress towards comprehensive ecosystem restoration and better leverage ongoing monitoring efforts by...
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Censored and uncensored generalized additive models (GAMs) are developed from 955 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) to predict decadal statistics of streamflow. The streamgages are located on streams draining to the Gulf of Mexico. Decadal statistics include no-flow fractions and selected L-moments of nonzero streamflow for six decades (1950s—2000s). These statistics represent metrics of decadal flow-duration curves (dFDCs) derived from about 10 million daily mean streamflows. The L-moments include the mean, coefficient of L-variation, and the third through fifth L-moment ratios. The models are fit using watershed properties such as basin area and slope, decadal precipitation and temperature...
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Censored and uncensored generalized additive models (GAMs) are developed from 955 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) to predict decadal statistics of streamflow. The streamgages are located on streams draining to the Gulf of Mexico. Decadal statistics include no-flow fractions and selected L-moments of nonzero streamflow for six decades (1950s—2000s). These statistics represent metrics of decadal flow-duration curves (dFDCs) derived from about 10 million daily mean streamflows. The L-moments include the mean, coefficient of L-variation, and the third through fifth L-moment ratios. The models are fit using watershed properties such as basin area and slope, decadal precipitation and temperature...
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This data release contains estimated daily streamflow values for 9,203 12-digit hydrologic unit codes (HUC12s) in the southeastern United States for the period 1950-2009. The files are provided in text format, which can be used in R and in other programs. The 'Site Info' folder contains 18 files with streamgage information and the 'Daily Values' folder contains 18 files with predicted daily streamflow values for a given HUC12. Each of the datasets contains 500, 501, or 704 HUC12s, respectively. Data preparation and analysis of the predicted streamflow values were scripted in RStudio. Results of the analysis will be used to quantify streamflow alterations across the study area and will be published in a separate...
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This study is based on contiguous direct normal irradiance information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Specifically, these data represent both 12-month specific average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of 0.1 degrees in both latitude and longitude. Spacing is about 10 kilometers in size. Direct normal irradiance is the amount of solar radiation received per unit area. For more information on direct normal irradiance see Introduction to Micrometeorology (Arya, 2001) or Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics (Salby, 1996). Following the metadata description by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, these modeled data are based on hourly radiance images from geostationary...
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Daily streamflow discharge data from 139 streamgages located on tributaries and streams flowing to the Gulf of Mexico were used to calculate mean monthly, mean seasonal, and decile values. Streamgages used to calculate trends required a minimum of 65 years of continuous daily streamflow data. These values were used to analyze trends in streamflow using the Mann-Kendall trend test in the R package entitled “Trends” and a new methodology created by Robert M. Hirsch known as a “Quantile-Kendall” plot. Data were analyzed based on water year using the Mann-Kendall trend test and by climate year using the Quantile-Kendall methodology to: (1) identify regions which are statistically similar for estimating streamflow characteristics;...
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A total of 193 streamflow characteristics (SFCs) were calculated from daily streamflow values for data from 1,371 USGS streamgages located on tributaries and streams flowing to the Gulf of Mexico. Streamgages used to calculate SFCs required a minimum of 10 years of continuous daily streamflow data. Data presented will be used to: (1) identify regions which are statistically similar for estimating streamflow characteristics; (2) develop regional regression models to predict SFC values for current and reference basin conditions at ungaged sites; and (3) identify trends related to changing streamflow and streamflow alteration over time.
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This study is based on contiguous direct normal irradiance information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Specifically, these data represent both 12-month specific average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of 0.1 degrees in both latitude and longitude. Spacing is about 10 kilometers in size. Direct normal irradiance is the amount of solar radiation received per unit area. For more information on direct normal irradiance see Introduction to Micrometeorology (Arya, 2001) or Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics (Salby, 1996). Following the metadata description by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, these modeled data are based on hourly radiance images from geostationary...
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This dataset contains statistical descriptions of observed daily-mean streamflow for 956 sites in the southeast United States. For each site, statistical descriptions are provided according to decade for up to six decades, beginning in 1950 (1950-59 calendar years) and ending with 2000 (2000 - 2009 calendar years) with no more than 7 missing values per year in total (continuous or noncontinuous). There are 40 statistical descriptions including 28 flow-duration curve values, 8 L-moments, and 4 describing the minimum, maximum, median flow for days not equal to zero, and number of zero-flow days. Site information is provided by decade - the number of rows per site varies from 1 to 6 depending on the number of...
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Censored and uncensored generalized additive models (GAMs) are developed from 955 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) to predict decadal statistics of streamflow. The streamgages are located on streams draining to the Gulf of Mexico. Decadal statistics include no-flow fractions and selected L-moments of nonzero streamflow for six decades (1950s—2000s). These statistics represent metrics of decadal flow-duration curves (dFDCs) derived from about 10 million daily mean streamflows. The L-moments include the mean, coefficient of L-variation, and the third through fifth L-moment ratios. The models are fit using watershed properties such as basin area and slope, decadal precipitation and temperature...
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Using previously published (Robinson and others, 2019) no-flow fractions and L-moments of nonzero streamflow from decadal streamflow flow-duration analysis (daily mean streamflow), probability distributions were fit to provide 27 estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves, and hence the probability distributions are a form of parametric modeling that ensures monotonicity of the quantiles by non-exceedance probability (NEP). For both U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages) and level-12 hydrologic unit code (HUC12) catchments, as defined by Crowley-Ornelas and others (2019), the 27 quantiles were estimated and tabulated in this data release. Three probability distributions were used...
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This study is based on contiguous direct normal irradiance information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Specifically, these data represent both 12-month specific average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of 0.1 degrees in both latitude and longitude. Spacing is about 10 kilometers in size. Direct normal irradiance is the amount of solar radiation received per unit area. For more information on direct normal irradiance see Introduction to Micrometeorology (Arya, 2001) or Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics (Salby, 1996). Following the metadata description by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, these modeled data are based on hourly radiance images from geostationary...


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2010 at 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points Solar radiation for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points Solar radiation for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at USGS streamflow-gaging stations Summary of decadal no-flow fractions and decadal L-moments of nonzero streamflow flow-duration curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 Summary of Decadal No-Flow Fractions and Decadal L-Moments of Nonzero Streamflow Flow-Duration Curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 Catchments in the Southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010, at 12-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC12) Pour Points Summary of Decadal No-Flow Fractions and Decadal L-Moments of Nonzero Streamflow Flow-Duration Curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 Catchments in the Southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010, at USGS Streamflow-Gaging Stations Estimated daily mean streamflows for HUC12 pour points in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2009 Estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves using selected probability distributions fit to no-flow fractions and L-moments predicted for streamgages and for pour points of level-12 hydrologic unit codes in the southeastern United States, 1950–2010 Distribution Models of Flow-Duration Quantiles for Streamgages Distribution Models of Flow-Duration Quantiles for HUC12s Estimated daily mean streamflows for HUC12 pour points in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2009 Estimated quantiles of decadal flow-duration curves using selected probability distributions fit to no-flow fractions and L-moments predicted for streamgages and for pour points of level-12 hydrologic unit codes in the southeastern United States, 1950–2010 Distribution Models of Flow-Duration Quantiles for Streamgages Distribution Models of Flow-Duration Quantiles for HUC12s Summary of basin characteristics for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 Summary of streamflow statistics for USGS streamgages in the southeastern United States: 1950 - 2010 Solar radiation for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 Heuristically-determined geospatial boundary of streams and rivers draining to the Gulf of Mexico in the south-central and southeastern United States, July 2018 Summary of basin characteristics for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at USGS streamflow-gaging stations Summary of basin characteristics for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points Solar radiation for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at 12-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC12) pour points Solar radiation for National Hydrography Dataset, version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 at USGS streamflow-gaging stations Summary of decadal no-flow fractions and decadal L-moments of nonzero streamflow flow-duration curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 catchments in the southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010 Summary of Decadal No-Flow Fractions and Decadal L-Moments of Nonzero Streamflow Flow-Duration Curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 Catchments in the Southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010, at 12-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC12) Pour Points Summary of Decadal No-Flow Fractions and Decadal L-Moments of Nonzero Streamflow Flow-Duration Curves for National Hydrography Dataset, Version 2 Catchments in the Southeastern United States, 1950 - 2010, at USGS Streamflow-Gaging Stations Basin characteristics for sites used in RESTORE Streamflow alteration assessments Streamflow characteristics for sites used in RESTORE Streamflow alteration assessments Trend analysis results for sites used in RESTORE Streamflow alteration assessments