Cooum River’s Flow Studied for Better Flood Management

A team of volunteers from IIT-Madras (IIT-M) recently collected data to measure the flow in the Cooum river during rainy days. This was done as part of a study to develop flood-warning systems.

The students used the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler — a device used to measure the velocity of a river — in locations including Greams Road. The project was jointly undertaken by the IIT-M, Anna University and the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), to monitor flow in waterways and collate data on rainfall.

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