Stream discharge in gauged watersheds within the Alsea Watershed Study, 1958 to 1973

  • Creator(s): Robert L. Beschta, John D. Stednick
  • PI(s): John D. Stednick
  • Originator(s): Robert L. Beschta
  • Other researcher(s): George G. Ice, R. Dennis Harr
  • Dates of data collection: Nov 13 1958 - Sep 30 1973
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Feb 10 2017 (Version 2)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Beschta, R.; Stednick, J. 2017. Stream discharge in gauged watersheds within the Alsea Watershed Study, 1958 to 1973. Forest Science Data Bank. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2024-05-21.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 08-23380), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The FSDB shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Stream discharge is collected on three small watersheds in the headwaters of Drift Creek, a tributary of the Alsea River in the northern Oregon Coast Range. Stream discharge data collection was started in October 1959 and discontinued after September 1973. One watershed was clearcut (Needle Branch) in 1966, the second (Deer Creek) was clearcut in patches with buffer strips covering 25 percent of the area in 1966, and the third (Flynn Creek) was unlogged and served as a control. The daily mean flow data were originally published by the USGS. In 2000, the original streamflow charts were digitized to produce a high temporal resolution record and these data are provided here. The daily, monthly and annual summaries were reproduced from these re-digitized data. For comparison purposes, the original USGS daily data and associated monthly and annual summary data are also provided.

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1Corrected instantaneous stage height with flow calculations (Nov 12 1958 - Oct 1 1973)METADATADATA
These data are the raw data and are collected from charts at uneven intervals. Please use Entity 5 (the interactive FLOW program) to download high temporal resolution streamflow data for Alsea River small watersheds.
2Daily streamflow summaries (Nov 12 1958 - Oct 1 1973)METADATADATA
3Monthly streamflow summaries (Dec 1 1958 - Oct 1 1973)METADATADATA
4Annual streamflow summaries by wateryear (October 1 - September 30) (Oct 1 1959 - Oct 1 1973)METADATADATA
5Instantaneous and total discharge for requested time intervals (Nov 12 1958 - Oct 1 1973)METADATADATA
This is the interactive FLOW program which allows downloads of all Alsea River small watersheds for any time period at user-specified time intervals. Rating equations can also be displayed.

 Stednick 2008 - Effects of Timber Harvesting on Streamflow in the Alsea Watershed Study
 Moring 1975 - Effects of logging on the aquatic resources of three headwater streams of the Alsea River, Oregon (Parts I, II, III)
 Brown 1972 - The Alsea Watershed Study

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