How much water goes down the…river? – The whats and hows of stream gauging.

September 19, 2013 • Filed under: News — melanie.rohr

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 using a Stream Pro kayak system to gauge the Chandler River in the fall of 2011.

Joel Homan uses a Stream Pro kayak system to gauge the Chandler River in the fall of 2011.
Photo taken by Emily Youcha.