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Project ID: 2004ND50B

Title: Reliable and Continuous Measurement of Flow Rate in the Red River of The North by means of an Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter

Project Type: Research

Focus Categories: Floods, Hydrology, Methods

Keywords: Stream Flow Measurement, Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter, Rating Curves, Velocity Profile

Start Date: 03/01/2004

End Date: 02/28/2005

Federal Funds: $9,690

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $19,380

Congressional District: 1

Principal Investigators:
Wei Lin
North Dakota State Univeristy

G. Padmanabhan


The purpose of this research is to study the hydraulic factors in the river that affect the velocity and its impact on the flow measurement using an acoustic doppler velocity meter. Using the index velocity given by ADVM and an understanding of the effects of the hydraulic factors, a velocity rating curve will be developed through numerous flow measurements when the river is at various stages. An improved rating curve can than be used to provide accurate discharge estimates for the Red River of the North at Fargo. This study will help install, calibrate, and operate an ADVM in the Red River at Fargo.

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