calcWaterYear: Extract WY from a date

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/addWaterYear.R

Description

Determine the correct water year based on a calendar date.

Usage

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calcWaterYear(dateVec)

Arguments

dateVec

vector of dates as character ("YYYY-DD-MM"), Date, or POSIXct. Numeric does not work.

Details

This function calculates a water year based on the USGS definition that a water year starts on October 1 of the year before, and ends on September 30. For example, water year 2015 started on 2014-10-01 and ended on 2015-09-30. See the USGS definition at https://water.usgs.gov/nwc/explain_data.html.

Value

numeric vector indicating the water year

Examples

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x <- seq(as.Date("2010-01-01"), as.Date("2010-12-31"), by="month")
calcWaterYear(x)

y <- c("2010-01-01", "1994-02", "1980", "2009-11-01", NA)
calcWaterYear(y)

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