I’ve been working on a page that explains minimum flows for a while now, and I guess it’s close enough to done for general consumption. I’ll update it from time to time as my understanding of this subject grows or new information becomes available. You’ll find the page under the Programs/Education main menu heading. Here’s a link to it:
The picture at left is from the new USGS StreamStats hydrology mapping system, a really cool web-based application that lets you investigate watershed and stream flow data, from that small stream flowing through your back yard to the 145 square mile Sheepscot River drainage basin just like you knew what you were doing. I discuss the StreamStats program and how it might be used on the Minimum Flows Explained page.
Questions or comments are welcome. If anyone finds any errors or broken links please let me know.