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Use of flumes in measuring discharge

January 1, 1983

Flumes for measuring discharge are usually of two general groups-critical-flow flumes and supercritical-flow flumes. In this chapter, the underlying design principles for each group are discussed; the most commonly used flumes are described and their discharge ratings presented. There is also discussion of considerations in choosing and fitting the appropriate flume for a given situation as well as flume construction techniques and operational experiences.

Publication Year 1983
Title Use of flumes in measuring discharge
DOI 10.3133/twri03A14
Authors F. A. Kilpatrick, V.R. Schneider
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series Number 03-A14
Index ID twri03A14
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse