Development of Statistical Methods to Estimate Baseline and Future Low Flow Characteristics of Ungaged Streams in Hawai`i

Maoya Bassiouni
Posted on: 7/18/2022 -

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Abstract

Researchers for this study will develop statistical methods to assess the impacts of climate change on surface water availability in Hawaii. The objectives of this study are to (1) develop statistical methods to estimate natural low flows at ungaged sites for current conditions and (2) evaluate the applicability of the developed statistical methods to estimate natural low flows for future conditions. Methods are illustrated in a case study to estimate changes in natural low flows of selected streams at gaged and ungaged basins on the island of Maui and associated impacts on habitat area for native aquatic fauna using available high-resolution projected climate information for the late 21st century.

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The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

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Adaptation Phase
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Habitat/Biome Type