Broad Crested Weir

Photo Credit: Kathryn Kubicek

Seen here is a broad crested weir in Albion, Michigan. Broad crested weirs serve many purposes including monitoring flow, generating head for power generation, or simply deepening the water way behind themselves to make navigation possible for boats. This weir is of medium size and is currently in an average flow capacity state. During flooding this small drop will turn into a raging torrent that would drown even the strongest swimmers.

  • Peter Baker

    Great picture! How do I obtain permission to use it in an article I’m writing?