Flow Rate Event

Local residents and members of the public are invited to take part in a participant-led field study task, to gather data measuring the flow rate of water in the Pent stream. The event score contains instructions for performing the task using the traditional ‘float method’. Data from the worksheet can then be programmed in Pure Data (Pd) to create an audiovisual representation of the findings.

Download the Flow Rate Event score and worksheet below:

• Flow Rate Event score – PDF
• Flow Rate Event worksheet – PDF

Participants are encouraged to further document the event in any way they see fit. A trial Flow Rate Event took place on 3rd October 2020 and was photographed by Josh Jordan. See the resulting Pd audio-visualisation here.

The stream may be accessed via Parkfield Road, beside Folkestone Fire Station. See the map below and here. Please take care when performing the task and if entering the stream, you do so at your own risk.

A coordinated Flow Rate Event took place on Saturday 17th October as part of Folkestone’s Festival of Looking.