StreamStats for the Delaware River Basin (DRB) is a regional application with boundaries that are based on a river basin rather than a particular state. The DRB includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Currently, the application has the following functionality: basin delineation, basin characteristic computation, and water use computation (including categorical monthly or annual withdrawals and returns). The document below describes the methods used to determine the water use estimates.
- Hutson, S.S., Linsey, K.S., Ludlow, R.A., Reyes, Betzaida, and Shourds, J.L., in press, Estimated use of water in the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania in 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5142, 76 p.
- Stuckey, M.H., 2016, Estimation of daily mean streamflow for ungaged stream locations in the Delaware River Basin, water years 1960–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5157, 42 p.
The DRB StreamStats application can be used to delineate drainage areas, compute the basin characteristics, and to provide water-use summaries that are needed as input for the DRB Streamflow Estimation Tool (DRB-SET), which can estimate daily mean streamflows for 1960-2010 for user-selected sites on ungaged streams in the Basin. Additional information on the DRB-SET program, including instructions for downloading, installing, and operating the program are at the following report:
General information about the Delaware River Basin StreamStats processing, underlying data, and basin characteristics can be found here.