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Instrumentation for a dry-pond detention study

January 1, 1988

A 12.3-acre, fully urbanized, residential land-use catchment was instrumented by the U. S. Geological Survey in Topeka, Kansas. Hydraulic instrumentation for flow measurement includes two types of flumes, a pipe-insert flume and a culvert-inlet (manhole) flume. Samples of rainfall and runoff for water-quality analyses were collected by automatic, 3-liter, 24-sample capacity water samples controlled by multichannel data loggers. Ancillary equipment included a raingage and wet/dry atmospheric-deposition sampler. Nineteen stormwater runoff events were monitored at the site using the instrumentation system. The system has a high reliability of data capture and permits an accurate determination of storm-water loads.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1988
Title Instrumentation for a dry-pond detention study
Authors L.M. Pope, M.E. Jennings, K.G. Thibodeaux
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70014378
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization