# River channel problem using Bernoulli and Continuity

by tere_lai
Tags: bernoulli, channel, continuity, river, solved
 HW Helper P: 2,279 Hey there, in open channel flow usually the version of Bernoulli equation used is: $$y + \frac{v^2}{2g} + z = constant$$ In your case the z value probably can be ignored assuming the river doesn't have any vertical variations in its geometry. You could use this equation which is also known as the specific energy. $$y + \frac{v^2}{2g} = constant$$