Streamflow regionalization in western Montana

TitleStreamflow regionalization in western Montana
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1982
AuthorsPotts, D. F.
Conference Name50th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 50th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1982
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsMontana channel geometry, Streamflow regionalization

The improvement in our ability to estimate streamflow in Western Montana watersheds has paralleled the expansion and refinements of the co-operative snow survey. We have urgent and growing needs for the accurate inventory of our State's water resource.Existing methodologies are reviewed and their limitations discussed. Two additional methodologies have been adapted for our use. The first identifies 'homogeneous' regions of hydrologic character, the second employs the intuitive relationships between discharge and channel geometry. Model sensitivities and sources of error are discussed.