Story: Water resources

Water velocity meter

Water velocity meter

This device, known as the POEM 1000 (pressure operated electronic meter), can be lowered into flooded rivers to measure the depth and water speed.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Graeme Smart

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Managing water resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008