Mean Depth

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Mean depth, abbreviated as \(h_m\), is the average water depth in a stream channel or conduit computed by dividing the cross section area by the surface width.

Mean Depth FORMULA

\(\large{ h_m =  \frac { A }  { T  }  }\)


\(\large{ h_m }\) = mean depth

\(\large{ A  }\) = area of cross section flow

\(\large{ T  }\) = top of water surface width

Solve for:

\(\large{ A =  h_m \; T  }\)

\(\large{ T =  \frac {A}  { h_m  }    }\)


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