Checking for non-preferred file/folder path names (may take a long time depending on the number of files/folders) ...

1 - Channel length survey data

An older version of this resource is available.
Owners: This resource does not have an owner who is an active HydroShare user. Contact CUAHSI ( for information on this resource.
Type: Resource
Storage: The size of this resource is 471.4 KB
Created: Dec 22, 2020 at 12:36 a.m.
Last updated: Dec 22, 2020 at 12:42 a.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.d04e4b8bf4054a6bac808c5b333559c3
Citation: See how to cite this resource
Content types: Single File Content 
Sharing Status: Published
Views: 1144
Downloads: 285
+1 Votes: Be the first one to 
Comments: No comments (yet)


This directory includes channel length survey data (outlet discharge and surveyed wetted channel extent for each survey). These data were used, in conjunction with discharge data, to find the scaling factor (α) and scaling exponent (β) for the power function that relates wetted channel extent and discharge (L = αQ^β) reported in the metadata table. Resources associated with channel length include survey data, data ‘thieved’ plots from studies where channel length survey data was reported in plot format.

Subject Keywords



Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


Start Date:
End Date:


Additional Metadata

Name Value
q_mm_per_day Discharge or streamflow at watershed outlet in units of mm/day
dd_km_per_km2 Watershed drainage density in units of km/km^2

Related Resources

This resource is referenced by Lapides, D., Leclerc, C. D., Moidu, H., Dralle, D., & Hahm, W. J. (2020, August 14). Variability of headwater stream network extents controlled by flow regime and network hydraulic scaling.
This resource updates and replaces a previous version Leclerc, C. D. (2020). 1 - Channel length survey data, HydroShare,
The content of this resource is derived from Zimmer, M.: Duke Forest Research Watershed Data Archives,, updated 19 July 2019, 2017.
The content of this resource is derived from Godsey, S. E. and Kirchner, J. W.: Dynamic, discontinuous stream networks: hydrologically driven variations in active drainage density,flowing channels and stream order, Hydrological Processes, 28, 5791–5803,, 00010, 2014.
The content of this resource is derived from Jensen, C. K., McGuire, K. J., and Prince, P. S.: Headwater stream length dynamics across four physiographic provinces of the Appalachian Highlands, Hydrological Processes, 31, 3350–3363,, _eprint: 2017.
The content of this resource is derived from Lovill, S. M., Hahm, W. J., and Dietrich, W. E.: Drainage from the Critical Zone: Lithologic Controls on the Persistence and Spatial Extent of Wetted Channels during the Summer Dry Season, Water Resources Research, 54, 5702–5726, 2017.
The content of this resource is derived from Whiting, J. A. and Godsey, S. E.: Discontinuous headwater stream networks with stable flowheads, Salmon River basin, Idaho, HydrologicalProcesses, 30, 2305–2316,, _eprint:, 2016.
The content of this resource is derived from van Meerveld, H. J. I.: Expansion and contraction of the flowing stream network alter hillslope flowpath lengths and the shape of the travel time distribution, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 4825–6604834,, publisher: Copernicus GmbH, 2019.
The content of this resource is derived from Shaw,S.B.: Investigating the linkage between streamflow recession rates and channel network contraction in a mesoscale catchment in New York state, Hydrological Processes, 30, 479–492,, _eprint:, 2016.
The content of this resource is derived from Blyth, K. and Rodda, J.: A stream length study, Water Resources Research, 9, 1454–1461, 1973.


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award

How to Cite

Leclerc, C. D. (2020). 1 - Channel length survey data, HydroShare,

This resource is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY.


There are currently no comments

New Comment