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Problem of the Week: February 20th

February 20, 2013

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.

Answer:

The answer is (C). The stage of the water in a stream is its height above a given datum.

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