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Annual peak-flow data, PeakFQ specification files and PeakFQ output files for 368 selected streamflow gaging stations operated by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Great Lakes and Ohio River basins that were used to estimate regional skewness of annual peak flows

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

This dataset contains annual peak-flow data, PeakFQ specifications, and results of flood-frequency analyses of annual peak flows for 368 selected streamflow gaging stations (streamgages) operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Great Lakes and Ohio River basins. "PeakFQinput_all.txt" contains annual peak-flow data, ending in water year 2013, for all 368 streamgages in the study area. Annual peak-flow data were obtained from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) database (https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/peak). "PeakFQspec_all.psf" contains PeakFQ specifications for all 368 streamgages in the study area. The specifications were developed by hydrologists in the various USGS Water Science Centers that participated in the study. "PeakFQoutput_all.PRT" contains the results of flood-frequency analyses of annual peak-flow data, for each of the 368 streamgages in the study area, that were conducted using the Expected Moments Algorithm (England and others, 2018). Using the annual peak-flow data in "PeakFQinput_all.txt" and the specifications in "PeakFQspec_all.psf", "PeakFQoutput_all.PRT" was generated in version 7.2 of USGS flood-frequency analysis software PeakFQ (https://water.usgs.gov/software/PeakFQ/; Veilleux and others, 2014). Results of the flood-frequency analyses were used to estimate regional skew for the study area using Bayesian Weighted Least Squares / Bayesian Generalized Least Squares (B-WLS / B-GLS) regression.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
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