Hydrologic Data for Urban Studies in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area, 1974

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Mitchell, R.N.

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U.S. Geological Survey


The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Texas Water hydrologic studies in the Austin urban area of this project are as follows: 1. To determine the effects of progressive urbanization on infiltration, rates of peak discharge, and rainfall- runoff relations in the Waller Creek watershed. 2. To provide rainfall and runoff data from the rural Wilbarger Creek watershed to be used for comparative purposes in determining the effects of existing and progressive urbanization in the Waller Creek watershed. 3. To provide applied research facilities for studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of this report is to present rainfall and runoff data for the Waller Creek and Wilbarger Creek study areas for the 1974 water year (October 1, 1973 to September 30, 1974). To facilitate the publication and distribution of this report at the earliest feasible time, certain material has been included that does not conform to the formal publication standards of the U.S. Geological Survey.


This technical report includes information on the watershed features, hydrologic instruments used, storm rainfall-runoff records, monthly and yearly weighted mean rainfall and discharge data from Waller Creek at 38th and 23rd Street.

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