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Measurement of peak discharge at culverts by indirect methods

January 1, 1994

This chapter classifies culvert flow into six types, gives discharge equations based on continuity and energy equations, and describes procedures for measuring peak discharges using culverts in the field. Discharge coefficients for a variety of geometries and flow types arc given. Ten examples detail step-by-step computation procedures.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1968
Title Measurement of peak discharge at culverts by indirect methods
DOI 10.3133/twri03A3
Authors G. L. Bodhaine
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series Number 03-A3
Index ID twri03A3
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization