Table Hy03: Base-flow (cfs) Recession Characteristics for the Meramec River Watershed

Table Hy03: Base-flow (cfs) Recession Characteristics for the Meramec River Watershed

The average rate of decrease of runoff of the stream during periods of no precipitation. Recession data from the period of May through October (Skelton, 1970).
GAGE NO. STREAM SITE PERIOD OF RECORD MEASURED FLOW (CFS) TIME, IN DAYS
0 10 20 30 40
7-0104 Meramec River St. James 1953-67 10 35 24 18 14 12
7-0130 Meramec River Steelville 1923-67 74 150 120 98 82 40
7-0140 Huzzah Creek Dillard 1943-67 8.4 18 13 9.5 7.2 -
7-0140 Huzzah Creek Steelville 1942-67 26 50 36 28 22 18
7-0142 Courtois Creek Berryman 1943-67 16 30 22 17 13 10
7-0145 Meramec River Sullivan 1922-67 131 300 240 200 170 150
7-0170 Meramec River Robertsville 1940-50 256 450 310 235 185 150
7-0190 Meramec River Eureka 1922-67 196 600 420 315 245 200

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