Go with the flow and join us at this week’s WERC seminar as Joel Homan will discuss different techniques for measuring stream flow in rivers of all sizes.
Friday Seminar Series
- What: Stream Gauging: Methods and Equipment
- Who: Joel Homan
- When: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20
- Where: Duckering 531
Discharge, or volumetric flow rate, is a critical characteristic that defines flow in a river. Many different methods are used to measure flow rate, and this presentation will cover a variety of such techniques. Discussion will include gauging methods and equipment needed for measuring a range of river sizes, from summer low flows in beaded streams to flood stages during breakup on larger rivers.
Joel Homan uses a Stream Pro kayak system to gauge the Chandler River in the fall of 2011.
Photo taken by Emily Youcha.