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WATSTORE Stream Flow Basin Characteristics File

Abstract: The Stream Flow Basin Characteristics file contains information about the
drainage basins of selected USGS gauging stations. Data include drainage basin
area, forested basin area, elevation, peak flow, average yearly flow, and mean
annual precipitation to the basins. Data elements of this file were converted
into an ARC/INFO point coverage. Data are current as of 1986.
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Description: Retrieval location of the spatial data set, WATSTORE Stream Flow Basin
Characteristics File
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: -45.0   E: 20.0   W: -142.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lanfear, K.J.
Dataset Title: WATSTORE Stream Flow Basin Characteristics File
Dataset Release Date: 1986
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31
STREAM GAUGES Ancillary Description
Quality Data were extracted from WATSTORE and converted into a point coverage.
Original data were reviewed to ensure they were correctly copied from WATSTORE.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please cite the data properly.
These data are current as of 1986. Although reported drainage
areas do not often change (except for corrections), flow data may be
recomputed annually.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (703) 648-6852
Fax: (703) 648-5295
Email: lanfear at
Contact Address:
U. S. Geological Survey
National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 440
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online HTTP
Fees: None

Distribution Media: Online FTP
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24