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Understanding the AquaCalc Pro Plus Output

The AquaCalc Pro Plus has a human readable output that is also easily transfered into a computer, and can be interpreted by the AquaCalc DataLink program as well as the AquaCalc Excel Analyzer workbook, and imports directly into data management systems like the USGS hydrological data management system, and software systems provided by Aquarius and Kisters.

The AquaCalc Pro Plus output is a Comma Separated Value fie where each data item is separated by a comma.

 

The following three sample AquaCalc Output CSV files can be downloaded from our website:

AquaCalc Pro Plus Sample Output 1 - single point shallow.csv - Download Here

Sample 1 is a simple single point mesuremnt at the 0.6 tenths depth.

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AquaCalc Pro Plus Sample Output 2 - three point shallow.csv - Download Here

Sample 2 is a more complex shallow measurement with a combination of 0.6, 0.2, and 0.8 tenths depth measurements. This also contains one three point (0.2, 0.6, 0.8) vertical observation at the 86 foot vertical location.

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AquaCalc Pro Plus Sample Output 3-shallow canal two point.csv - Download Here

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Sample 3 shows a very simple canal measurement with 0.6, 0.2 and 0.8 observaations in the verticals.

An Explanation of AquaCalc Pro Plus Header information - What Does It Mean?

The following file description is from the AquaCalc Pro Plus Manual:
The upper portion of an AquaCalc Pro Plus output contains summary information on the AquaCalc, the user, and the section measurement. The lower section contains columnar information showing the data from each observation. Both sections are human readable, as well as computer importable.

Help for Developers

More technical information on importing the AquaCalc Pro Plus CSV format format is available in the “Help for Developers” Page here.

More technical information on importing the AquaCalc Pro Plus CSV format format is available in the “Help for Developers” Page here.

Sample AquaCalc Output

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AquaCalc Pro Plus(tm) by AquaCalc LLC (c)2017

 

S/N:,00000000

Firmware Version:, V2.0.0

File Version:, V2.0

 

Sect ID:,            01/01/10 13:03

User ID:,              RON FAUBION   

Meter name:,           PAA11 std2

Meter id:,             0-00A    

Meter type:,           PAA11

Meter Standard:,       SAE  

Meter Revs/Pulses:,   1/1

Meter Const.S1:,      2.2048

Meter Const.O1:,      0.0178

Meter Const.C1:,      0.0000

Meter Const.S2:,      0.0000

Meter Const.O2:,      0.0000

Meter Const.C2:,      0.0000

Meter Const.S3:,      0.0000

Meter Const.O3:,      0.0000

Beg Time:,           01/01/04 13:11

End Time:,           01/01/04 15:01

Meas Time:,           1.83

Line Not Used:,      0.0

Beg Gage height:,   132.05

End Gage height:,   132.10

Beg Staff height:,    0.00

End Staff height:,    0.00

Estimated Q:,         0.00

Adjusted  Q:,         0.00

Measure time:,       40

Measure standard:,     SAE  

Measure equipment:,    Susp.Cable

Sounding Weight:,      C15  0.50

Measure ice:,          No

Flood Measurement:,    No

Flood Coef:,          0.00

Max Vertical Q:,      5%

Percent Slope:,       0.0000

Measure Start at:,     REW

Vertical Count:,     27

Section Velocity:,    3.97

Section Width:,      56.20

Section Area:,      174.87

Section Q:,         694.60

Section Diff:,      694.60

Section Pct Err:,     0.0%

Section Quality:,      na      

Section WetPerim:,   58.72

Section Hyd Rad:,     2.98

Section Manning:,     0.0000

Section Chezy:,       0.0000

 

 

 

 

VERT,   DIST,TDPTH,IDRFT,EDPTH,OBS, TIME,REVS,HA,HC:VF,METH,CLOCK, MVEL, OVEL, VVEL,   SSAREA,      SSQ,SSPCT,  FLAGS

 1,     5.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00,  E,     ,    ,  ,     ,    ,13:11,     ,     , 0.00,     0.00,     0.00,  0.0%,

 2,     9.10, 2.50, 0.00, 2.50, o6,40.69,   5, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:15, 0.29, 0.29, 0.29,     7.50,     2.17,  0.3%,

 3,    11.00, 3.35, 0.00, 3.35, o2,41.29,  24, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:20, 1.30, 1.30

 3,    11.00, 3.35, 0.00, 3.35, o8,41.14,  16, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:19, 0.88, 0.88, 1.09,     6.53,     7.10,  1.0%,

 4,    13.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o2,40.46,  71, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:29, 3.89, 3.89

 4,    13.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o8,40.13,  50, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:31, 2.76, 2.76, 3.33,     6.30,    20.95,  3.0%,

 5,    15.00, 3.40, 0.00, 3.40, o2,40.07,  79, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:34, 4.36, 4.36

 5,    15.00, 3.40, 0.00, 3.40, o8,40.73,  52, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:33, 2.83, 2.83, 3.60,     6.80,    24.47,  3.5%,

 6,    17.00, 4.40, 0.00, 4.40, o2,40.16,  92, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:38, 5.07, 5.07

 6,    17.00, 4.40, 0.00, 4.40, o8,40.21,  47, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:37, 2.59, 2.59, 3.83,     8.80,    33.72,  4.9%,

 7,    19.00, 3.20, 0.00, 3.20, o2,40.03,  95, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:42, 5.25, 5.25

 7,    19.00, 3.20, 0.00, 3.20, o8,40.24,  64, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:41, 3.52, 3.52, 4.39,     6.40,    28.08,  4.0%,

 8,    21.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o2,40.27,  99, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:46, 5.44, 5.44

 8,    21.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o8,40.31,  62, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:45, 3.41, 3.41, 4.42,     6.30,    27.87,  4.0%,

 9,    23.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o2,40.13, 102, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:49, 5.62, 5.62

 9,    23.00, 3.15, 0.00, 3.15, o8,40.16,  52, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:48, 2.87, 2.87, 4.25,     6.30,    26.76,  3.9%,

10,    25.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o2,40.10, 105, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:53, 5.79, 5.79

10,    25.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o8,40.18,  58, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:52, 3.20, 3.20, 4.50,     6.60,    29.67,  4.3%,

11,    27.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o2,40.11, 106, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:04, 5.84, 5.84

11,    27.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o8,40.40,  52, 0, 1.00,1.00,13:56, 2.86, 2.86, 4.35,     6.60,    28.71,  4.1%,

12,    29.00, 3.39, 0.00, 3.39, o2,40.10, 111, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:10, 6.12, 6.12

12,    29.00, 3.39, 0.00, 3.39, o8,40.11,  59, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:09, 3.26, 3.26, 4.69,     6.78,    31.80,  4.6%,

13,    31.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o2,40.33, 108, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:13, 5.92, 5.92

13,    31.00, 3.30, 0.00, 3.30, o8,40.18,  54, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:12, 2.98, 2.98, 4.45,     6.60,    29.38,  4.2%,

14,    33.00, 3.45, 0.00, 3.45, o2,40.20, 102, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:15, 5.61, 5.61

14,    33.00, 3.45, 0.00, 3.45, o8,40.46,  69, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:15, 3.78, 3.78, 4.69,     6.90,    32.40,  4.7%,

15,    35.00, 3.37, 0.00, 3.37, o2,40.13, 107, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:18, 5.90, 5.90

15,    35.00, 3.37, 0.00, 3.37, o8,40.12,  82, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:17, 4.52, 4.52, 5.21,     6.74,    35.12,  5.1%,

16,    37.00, 3.49, 0.00, 3.49, o2,40.03, 109, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:23, 6.02, 6.02

16,    37.00, 3.49, 0.00, 3.49, o8,40.17,  79, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:20, 4.35, 4.35, 5.19,     6.98,    36.21,  5.2%,

17,    39.00, 3.60, 0.00, 3.60, o2,40.13, 105, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:26, 5.79, 5.79

17,    39.00, 3.60, 0.00, 3.60, o8,40.33,  71, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:25, 3.90, 3.90, 4.84,     7.20,    34.87,  5.0%,

18,    41.00, 3.40, 0.00, 3.40, o2,40.24, 102, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:29, 5.61, 5.61

18,    41.00, 3.40, 0.00, 3.40, o8,40.15,  85, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:28, 4.69, 4.69, 5.15,     6.80,    34.99,  5.0%,

19,    43.00, 3.80, 0.00, 3.80, o2,40.08, 106, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:32, 5.85, 5.85

19,    43.00, 3.80, 0.00, 3.80, o8,40.14,  78, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:31, 4.30, 4.30, 5.08,     7.60,    38.57,  5.6%,

20,    45.00, 3.90, 0.00, 3.90, o2,40.31, 105, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:38, 5.76, 5.76

20,    45.00, 3.90, 0.00, 3.90, o8,40.22,  83, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:38, 4.57, 4.57, 5.16,     7.80,    40.28,  5.8%,

21,    47.00, 3.90, 0.00, 3.90, o2,40.14,  98, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:42, 5.40, 5.40

21,    47.00, 3.90, 0.00, 3.90, o8,40.24,  72, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:41, 3.96, 3.96, 4.68,     7.80,    36.52,  5.3%,

22,    49.00, 3.70, 0.00, 3.70, o2,40.32, 101, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:45, 5.54, 5.54

22,    49.00, 3.70, 0.00, 3.70, o8,40.46,  55, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:44, 3.01, 3.01, 4.28,     7.40,    31.66,  4.6%,

23,    51.00, 3.32, 0.00, 3.32, o2,40.20,  91, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:48, 5.01, 5.01

23,    51.00, 3.32, 0.00, 3.32, o8,40.14,  54, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:47, 2.98, 2.98, 4.00,     6.64,    26.54,  3.8%,

24,    53.00, 3.58, 0.00, 3.58, o2,40.09,  74, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:51, 4.09, 4.09

24,    53.00, 3.58, 0.00, 3.58, o8,40.32,  42, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:50, 2.31, 2.31, 3.20,     7.16,    22.92,  3.3%,

25,    55.00, 3.45, 0.00, 3.45, o2,40.74,  59, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:54, 3.21, 3.21

25,    55.00, 3.45, 0.00, 3.45, o8,40.11,  31, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:53, 1.72, 1.72, 2.47,     6.90,    17.02,  2.5%,

26,    57.00, 2.40, 0.00, 2.40, o6,40.30,  41, 0, 1.00,1.00,14:59, 2.26, 2.26, 2.26,     7.44,    16.82,  2.4%,

27,    61.20, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00,  E,     ,    ,  ,     ,    ,15:00,     ,     , 0.00,     0.00,     0.00,  0.0%,

 

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AquaCalc Pro Plus Output - Header Description

<csv>

Computer File Type identifying Comma Separated Value

 

 

AquaCalc Pro Plus(tm) by AquaCalc LLC (c)2017

Header beginning

 

 

 

(blank line)

 

 

S/N:                     0000006F2B19

Current Meter Identification Number

Default

 

Firmware Version:     V2.0.0

Firmware Version Identification

Default

 

File Version:         V2.0

File Version

Default

 

 

(blank line)

 

 

Gage ID:                  1534000.709

Gaging Station Identification Number

User

15,a,n

User ID:                   MARK JONES    

Hydrogapher Identification

User

15, a,n

Meter name:              A94156   

Meter Name

User

10, a,n

Meter id:                   A94156  

Meter Identification Number

User

 

Meter type:                PAA11

Meter Type

User

n/a

Meter Standard:         SAE  

Measurment Type SAE=English/SI=Metric

User

n/a

Meter Revs/Pulses:     1/1

Ratio of Meter Revolutions per pulse

User

n/a

Meter Const.S1:          2.2048

Meter Constant 1: m1 – slope (m) of line segment 1 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

User / Default standard meters

1.4, n

Meter Const.O1:          0.0178

Meter Constant 1: O1 – Offset (b) of line segment 1 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

 

1.4, n

Meter Const.C1:          0

Velocity changeover point of line segment 1 to line segment 2

 

2.2, n

Meter Const.S2:          0

Meter Constant 2: O2 – Offset (b) of line segment 2 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

 

1.4, n

Meter Const.O2:          0

Meter Constant 2: m2 – slope (m) of line segment 2 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

 

1.4, n

Meter Const.C2:          0

Velocity changeover point of line segment 2 to line segment 3

 

2.2, n

Meter Const.S3:          0

Meter Constant 3: m3 – slope (m) of line segment 3 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

 

1.4, n

Meter Const.O3:          0

Meter Constant 3: O3 – Offset (b) of line segment 3 where Velocity = (m * rev/sec) +b

 

1.4, n

Beg Time:           02/23/10 09:41

Date and Time at the Beginning of the Measurement

Calculated

 

End Time:           02/23/10 10:16

Date and Time at the end of the Measurement

Calculated

 

Meas Time:                0.58

Time for Duration of the entire Measurement

Calculated

 

Line Not Used:              0.00

This line is not used.

 

 

Beg Gage height:        0

Inside Gage Height Reading from Inside Gage at Beginning of Measurement

User

4.2, n

End Gage height:        0

Inside Gage Height Reading from Inside Gage at End of Measurement

User

4.2, n

Beg Staff height:         0

Stage Height Reading from Staff Gage at Beginning of Measurement

User

4.2, n

End Staff height:         0

Stage Height Reading from Staff Gage at End of Measurement

User

4.2, n

Estimated Q:               230

Estimated Discharge - based on Stage Height and Rating Curve / Table

Calculated

6.2, n

Adjusted  Q:                230

Adjusted Estimated Discharge based on Stage Height and Rating Curve / Table. (This value is entered during measurement and changes warning messages.)

User

6.2, n

Measure time:             40

User recommended Measurement Time in Seconds (1-99)

User

2, n

Measure standard:      SAE  

Measurement Units – SAE=English / SI=Metric

User

 

Measure equipment:    TopSet Rod

 

User

 

Sounding Weight:       NA

 

 

 

Measure ice:              No

Identifies whether Ice Draft Mode used

 

 

Flood Measurement:    No

Identifies whether .2 Flood Mode used

User

 

Flood Coef:                0

 

 

 

Max Vertical Q:           5%

 

 

2n

Percent Slope:            0

 

 

1.4, n

Measure Start at:        REW

Beginning Edge of Water / Bank: REW:Right Edge of Water / LEW: Left Edge of Water

User

 

Vertical Count:           22

Number of Verticals in the Measurement

Calculated

 

Section Velocity:        0.74

Mean Velocity

Calculated

 

Section Width:           144

Width in Feet of the Stream not including Width of Piers, Islands, etc.

Calculated

 

Section Area:            261.65

Cross-section Area

Calculated

 

Section Q:                192.68

Total Discharge of Water

Calculated

 

Section Diff:             -37.32

 

Calculated

 

Section Pct Err:       -16.20%

Percent difference from Estimated Q

Calculated

 

Section Quality:         na      

 

User

 

Section WetPerim:    145.46

 

Calculated

 

Section Hyd Rad:      1.8

 

Calculated

 

Section Manning:       0

 

Calculated

 

Section Chezy:          0

 

Calculated

 

 

 

 

 

AquaCalc Pro Plus Output - Measurement Section Column Descriptions

Column Heading

Description

Created by

Width, Type

VERT

Vertical Number

Calculated

2, number

DIST

Tag Line Distance

User

5, number

TDPTH

Total Depth

User

4, number

IDRFT

Ice Draft

User

4, number

EDPTH

Effective Depth

Calculated

4, number

OBS

Observation Depth

User

2, alpha-num

TIME

Observation Time in seconds

Calculated

5, number

REVS    

Revolutions

Calculated

3, number

HA   

Horizontal Angle

Calculated

2, number

HC:VF  

Horizontal Coefficient : Vertical Factor

User

4, number

METH

Method Coefficient

User

4, number

CLOCK  

Clock time of observation

Calculated

5, alpha-num

MVEL

Measured Velocity

Calculated

4, number

OVEL

Observed Velocity

Calculated or User

4, number

VVEL

Vertical Velocity

Calculated

4, number

SSAREA

Subsection Area

Calculated

4, number

SSQ

Sub-Section Discharge

Calculated

4, number

SSPCT

Sub-Section Percent of Total Discharge

Calculated

4, alpha-num

FLAGS

Not used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AquaCalc Pro Plus Output

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