UPCOMING FLOW REGATTA TRAINING HOSTED BY NORTH AMERICAN STREAM HYDROGRAPHERS!
NASH is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Flow Regatta Training event at Mission Creek in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Flow regatta training focuses on the newest technologies emerging in hydrometrics and allow participants the opportunity to get hands on training and develop their best practices.
Training will be provided on:
Salt Dilution: Around for decades, this tried and true method is easy and accurate in turbulent water with cross channel mixing.
ADV Gauging: The evolution of current metering, the newest meters sport automatic depth measurement, Q calculation, and uncertainty estimates.
Transparent Head Velocity Rod: This novel technique offers a low cost alternative to conventional current meters.
Non Contact Measurements – Including Image Velocimetry (LSPIV, STIV, and SSIV) and Radar: Like ADCP before it, many of the world’s hydrometric agencies are investigating these non-contact, autonomous methods to capture the average surface velocity and estimate the total flow.
Flow regatta training provides an invaluable discussion forum for hydrometric data collection including; how to estimate uncertainty, choosing the best sites to measure discharge using the different methods, and developing best practices for emerging technologies. For those interested in non contact gauging we will be further researching and providing training on the standardized alpha velocity determination plus our event sponsors will be on hand demonstrating their latest data loggers, hydrometric equipment, and telemetry options.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments to measure and calculate discharge against the Water Survey of Canada rating curve on Mission Creek. Participants will battle it out for top prize and bragging rights as they aim to measure, within uncertainty, the objectively determined “true” flow.
This all day event will include two stops on Mission Creek plus a first hand look at the in-stream works of the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative (www.missioncreek.ca) and the impacts of the 2017-2018 flood events. First stop will be Mission Creek at K.L.O Road and the second at Kinsmen Softball Complex near Gordon Road. The end of the day will feature beverages complementary of the event sponsors followed by awards for the top competitors in several categories at Creekside Pub and Grill (http://creeksidepub.ca).
Transportation is not provided but available if requested during registration. 9:00 A.M. start at the confluence of K.L.O. Road and Mission Creek.
For more information, check out our most recent events from 2018 and 2017 here:
Thank you to our event sponsors: