Most years the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) makes over 50,000 stream discharge measurements. Over 75 percent of those measurements are made by wading streams and using the velocity-area method. This presentation describes how stream discharge should be measured when wading and using the velocity-area method. It is intended as a learning and reference tool for anyone responsible for making wading discharge measurements.
The presentation is narrated, but you control the pace of the presentation. Text of narrations is provided, if you are unable to take advantage of the narrations. Video clips are interspesed in the presentation. These Video clips have been rendered to a high quality and, hence, are contained in rather large computer files. Although these clips will start streaming to your computer once they are partially downloaded, viewing these clips will be slow unless you have a high-speed internet connection. CD-ROMs containing this class can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org if viewing videos clips over your internet connection is too cumberson.
The class contains a test . Supervisors should be shown a completed test before granting credit for Training Class SW1271.
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Last updated: July 24, 2006