Redrawing rivers in proportion to their discharge?

Discussion created by x2005fer on Jan 18, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 by MBoucher21

If there is another part of the forum where this would be more appropriate, please let me know.

Using the hydrology toolset and a digital elevation map, I was able to draw the stream network of my thesis area.  I have it drawn as a raster, and as a polyline shapefile which I created from the raster.

In the field, I performed direct measurements of river discharge.  I would like to re-draw my stream network so that the width of each stream is proportional to the volume of water flowing through it.

I don't even know where to begin with this, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you!