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Fun and Games: February 20th

February 20, 2013
Joke of the Week: At the Public Pool

Problem of the Week: Hydrography Problems: Flow Measurement

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from the third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"), some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to sowal@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: At the Public Pool

The lifeguard told the mother to make her young son stop urinating in the pool.

"Everyone knows," the mother lectured him, "that from time to time, young children will urinate in a pool." 

"Oh really?" said the lifeguard, "from the diving board!?!?" 

Source: www.ahajokes.com


Problem of the Week: Hydrography Problems: Flow Measurement

What is the meaning of the word stage as it is used in hydrography of streams?

A. The stage of a stream refers to the amount of water flowing past a given section at a given time.
B. The stage of a stream refers to the velocity of the water flowing past a given section at a given time.
C. The stage is the height of the water surface above a given datum.
D. The stage refers to the location of a gauging station on a stream bank.

This is problem 2 (13-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com