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US Water Network Observed and Inferred Flows

Rising, James

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.809469", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Rising, James"
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This dataset provides a synthesized national record of river gauges. \u00a0It includes inferred flows which are based on\u00a0the structure of the river network and empirical flow relationships. \u00a0In total, the network contains\u00a022619 gauges (or virtual junction gauges) and over 1 million years of monthly data.</p>\n\n<p>The dataset is provide as a saved data file for R, flowdata.RData, containing two variables: nodes and allflow.</p>\n\n<p>`nodes` describes each gauges or virtual junction gauge in the water flow network, representing a combination of gauges from multiple sources. \u00a0The source is specified by the `collection` column, as follows:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>`rivdis`: From the RivDIS dataset, at\u00a0</li>\n\t<li>`usgs`: GAGES II river gauge</li>\n\t<li>`reservoir`: National Inventory of Dams reservoir</li>\n\t<li>`usgsres`: USGS gauged reservoir</li>\n\t<li>`canal`: Canal cross county boundaries</li>\n\t<li>`junction`: Junction node added to capture the structure of rivers from HydroSHEDS</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>The `colid` specifies the ID of the gauge within its collection, and combined\u00a0`collection` and `colid` are unique. \u00a0The location of the gauge is specified by the latitude `lat` and longitude `lon`. \u00a0The elevation is provided in meters in column `elev`.</p>\n\n<p>The flow data is contained in the `allflow` matrix. \u00a0This matrix has a column for each node (as many columns as there are rows in `nodes)`, and a row for each month\u00a0starting from Jan. 1915. \u00a0All the flows are in units of m^3 / s.</p>", 
  "title": "US Water Network Observed and Inferred Flows", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "809469"
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