Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Malewa

The Year 12 Geography students conducted detailed analysis of the river Turasha, near Malewa bush camp. The students were divided into two groups of six, each group leader then delegated tasks to each member. The aim was to calculate the variation in discharge of the river downstream.

This was achieved by taking specific measurements at three separate sites. Also investigated was bed load, and river gradient. The wetted perimeter was measured and this gave us an idea of the efficiency of the river by calculating the hydraulic radius. During the evening the students used cross-sections and flow measurements to calculate the discharge and came to some interesting conclusions!