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Indirect Measurement of Peak Discharge

Course code: USGS-OED-SW1163
Course title: Indirect Measurement of Peak Discharge
Description: This course will describe the field and office procedures required to measure peak discharge using indirect methods, with emphasis on the slope-area method. Focus will be on data requirements, surveying procedures, high-water marks, selection of cross sections, plotting methods, and computational procedures. Field and office procedures will be covered. Students will survey a field site and compute the discharge from a recent peak flow using the slope-area technique.
Prerequisites:
Familiarity with basic surveying. If the Student has not had hydraulics training, it is recommended that they view material used to teach "Hydrographer Hydraulics". That material can be found at: http://wr.water.usgs.gov/uo/sws/HydraulicsForHydrographers/Index.html .
Target Audience:
Open to all USGS Employees.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 32
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS-OED

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