Photo: Go with the flow

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008

Bill Swenson, right, and Jeff Goetz, both hydrologic technicians for the U.S. Geological Survey, test the water speed to calculate the discharge measurement of the Mendenhall River using a bridge crane Thursday on Back Loop Road. The group checks the flow of different areas every couple of months to calibrate the equipment. Goetz says a real-time water level display for the Mendenhall and other rivers can be found on

David Sheakley / Juneau Empire
David Sheakley / Juneau Empire

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