Measurement of peak discharge at dams by indirect methods

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations 03-A5



This chapter describes procedures for measuring peak discharges using dams, weirs, and embankments. Field and office procedures limited to this method are described. Discharge coefficients and formulas are given for three general classes of weirs-sharp-crested, broad-crested, and round-crested-and for highway embankments and weirs of unusual shape. The effects of submergence are defined for most forms.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Measurement of peak discharge at dams by indirect methods
Series title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series number 03-A5
DOI 10.3133/twri03A5
Edition -
Year Published 1967
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description vi, 29 p. :ill. ;26 cm. Reprinted in 1984.
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