Use of Flumes in Measuring Discharge

U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 3, Chapter A14

By F.A. Kilpatrick and V.R. Schneider

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Section 1 -- 1.81 MB


Principles governing the design of flumes

Parshall flume

Portable Parshall flume

HS, H, and HL flumes

San Dimas flume

Modified San Dimas flume

Section 2 -- 3.08 MB

Trapezoidal supercritical-flow flume

Plume selection and placement

Construction of flumes

Operation of flumes

Precalibrated discharge ratings versus in-place calibrations


Selected references




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