Determining Streamflow Drivers in Wyoming Range Small Streams
Photo of USGS hydrologist measuring streamflow in Dry Piney Creek, Wyoming during initial snowmelt.

Flow in small mountain and plains streams is dependent on many factors such as precipitation, groundwater inflow, topography, and geology.

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In order to understand why some streams flow perennially and why some are intermittent in an area that had little streamflow information, a new approach was needed that incorporated many different variables in a continuous geospatial design. For more details on this study click here.