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Measurement of peak discharge by the slope-area method

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 03-A2

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Abstract

This chapter describes application of the Manning equation to measure peak discharge in open channels. Field and office procedures limited to this method are described. Selection of reaches and cross sections is detailed, discharge equations are given, and a complete facsimile example of computation of a slope-area measurement is also given.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Measurement of peak discharge by the slope-area method
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
03-A2
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1968
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Department of the Interior :for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U. S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description:
v, 12 p. :ill. ; 26 cm. Reprinted in 1984, 1989.