• Stream Gauging: Methods and Equipment
    • Joel Homan
    • August 20, 2014
  • Image above: Joel Homan uses a Stream Pro kayak system to gauge the Chandler River in the fall of 2011..
    Photo Credit: Emily Youcha.


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.

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  • Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC)
  • Engineering Learning & Innovation Facility (ELIF)
  • 1764 Tanana Loop
  • PO Box 75 5910
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5910, USA