Assessment of peak discharge uncertainty in the American River Basin, California

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  • Floods -- California -- American River Watershed,
  • Streamflow -- California -- American River Watershed,
  • Stream measurements -- California -- American River Watershed

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Statementby Robert W. Meyer ; prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation.
SeriesU.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 97-668.
ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Reclamation., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 40 p.
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL17838605M

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