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5. Stream Discharge

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Stream discharge in liters per second (15-minute averages on a log scale) from three small forested watersheds. Discharge shows hourly, daily, and seasonal patterns related to precipitation, snow melt, soil moisture, ground water, and evapo-transpiration.  Differences among watersheds are related to watershed size, geomorphology, vegetation cover, and presence or absence of wetlands. (See all real-time data graphs.)