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DISCHARGE RATINGS AT GAUGING STATIONS
1. Purpose and objectives
A discharge rating is used to compute a discharge record from a record
of water level at a gauging station.
This manual describes the procedures commonly used to develop simple
ratings where discharge is related only to stage, and the most frequently
encountered types of complex ratings where additional factors such as rate
of change of stage, water-surface slope, or index velocity are used.
Stage record and discharge measurements throughout much of the range
The discharge rating for the site and the period of time considered.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
Reliability of a stage-discharge relation (rating) depends on the
channel characteristics and on channel stability.
6. Form of presentation
Manual in English.
7. Operational experience
8. Originator and technical support
U.S. Geological Survey.
10. Conditions on use
|(First entered: 25 AUG 87||
Last updated: 20 SEP 88)