Flow Rate Event

Local residents and members of the public are invited to take part in a participant-led field studies task, to gather data for calculating the flow rate of water in the Pent stream. An ‘event score’ contains instructions for performing the task by floating an object down a section of the stream and measuring its speed. Data from the worksheet can then fed into Pure Data (Pd) and programmed to create an audiovisual representation of the findings (see Flow Rate).

Download the Flow Rate Event score and worksheet below:

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

To help you complete the worksheet use this Flow Rate Calculator.

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. See the resulting Pd audio-visualisation here. The Flow Rate Event was also performed with public participation as part of the Festival of Looking.

A section of the Pent stream may be accessed via Parkfield Road, next to Folkestone Fire Station or along the track beside the flood monitoring station (See the map below and here). Please take the necessary precautions and care when performing the task and if entering the stream, you do so at your own risk. Do not trespass on private property.