Provides wrapper to turn the DLY_FLOWS table in HYDAT into a tidy data frame of daily flows. station_number and prov_terr_state_loc can both be supplied. If both are omitted all values from the hy_stations table are returned. That is a large tibble for hy_daily_flows.

hy_daily_flows(
  station_number = NULL,
  hydat_path = NULL,
  prov_terr_state_loc = NULL,
  start_date = NULL,
  end_date = NULL,
  symbol_output = "code"
)

Arguments

station_number

A seven digit Water Survey of Canada station number. If this argument is omitted, the value of prov_terr_state_loc is returned.

hydat_path

The path to the hydat database or NULL to use the default location used by download_hydat. It is also possible to pass in an existing src_sqlite such that the database only needs to be opened once per user-level call.

prov_terr_state_loc

Province, state or territory. If this argument is omitted, the value of station_number is returned. See unique(allstations$prov_terr_state_loc). Will also accept CA to return only Canadian stations.

start_date

Leave blank if all dates are required. Date format needs to be in YYYY-MM-DD. Date is inclusive.

end_date

Leave blank if all dates are required. Date format needs to be in YYYY-MM-DD. Date is inclusive.

symbol_output

Set whether the raw code, or the english or the french translations are outputted. Default value is code.

Format

A tibble with 5 variables:

STATION_NUMBER

Unique 7 digit Water Survey of Canada station number

Date

Observation date. Formatted as a Date class.

Parameter

Parameter being measured. Only possible value is Flow

Value

Discharge value. The units are m^3/s.

Symbol

Measurement/river conditions

Source

HYDAT

Value

A tibble of daily flows

See also

Examples

if (FALSE) { #download_hydat() hy_daily_flows(station_number = c("08MF005"), start_date = "1996-01-01", end_date = "2000-01-01") hy_daily_flows(prov_terr_state_loc = "PE") }