Measure and process hydrometric stream discharge data using wading gaugings

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Prepare to collect hydrometric stream gauging data.

1.1 Identify, analyse and confirm the data collection regime required by the organisation.

1.2 Select appropriate testing equipment and confirm its calibration and maintenance status in accordance with organisational procedures.

1.3 Evaluate site conditions and prepare for the taking of measurements in accordance with organisational procedures and relevant industry standards.

1.4 Select the cross-section for discharge measurement.

2 Collect depth and velocity data.

2.1 Accurately measure the width of the section.

2.2 Select appropriate sounding points (verticals) to subdivide the cross-section.

2.3 Accurately measure the depth of vertical.

2.4 Select the appropriate measurement equipment to suit the ambient conditions.

2.5 Collect velocity data at appropriate depth(s) for each vertical.

3 Calculate discharge.

3.1 Calculate the point velocity.

3.2 Calculate the mean velocity for each vertical.

3.3 Calculate the area of sub-section corresponding to each vertical.

3.4 Calculate the discharge corresponding to each sub-section.

3.5 Calculate the area and discharge at the section by summation of the sub-section data.

3.6 Apply corrections for oblique flow as required.

4 Complete recording and reporting requirements for discharge measurement.

4.1 Gather relevant supporting information from the site and accurately complete documentation in accordance with organisational procedures.

4.2 Calculate and record the mean stage height and rate of change using relevant mathematical techniques.

4.3 Grade and record the gauging quality.

4.4 Check records in accordance with organisational procedures.

4.5 Enter gauging into ratings database in accordance with organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP340A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations