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Calculating Stream Flow in a Watershed

Following the stream cross section (ft2) and the stream velocity (ft/sec) allows us to calculate the stream flow (ft3/sec). The watershed runoff during a storm is 3.5 ft. high and flows in 18 ft. wide channel. The velocity is measured at 1.2 feet per second (fps). What is the flow rate of the water in cubic feet per second?

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Brief calculations to find the flow rate of water running from a stream are given.