Most sewer managers are currently confronted with the evaluation of the water discharges, that flow through their networks or go to the discharge system, i.e. rivers in the majority of cases. In this context, the Urban Hydraulic Systems laboratory of the ENGEES is working on the relation between velocity fields and metrology assessment through a partnership with the Fluid and Solid Mechanics Institute of Strasbourg (IMFS). The responsibility is clearly to transform a velocity profile measurement, given by a Doppler sensor developed by the IMFS team, into a water discharge evaluation. The velocity distribution in a cross section of the flow in a channel has attracted the interests of many researchers over the years, due to its practical applications. In the case of free surface flows in narrow open channels the maximum velocity is below the free surface. This phenomenon, usually called “dip-phenomenon”, amongst other things, raises the problem of the area explored in the section of measurements. The work presented here tries to create a simple relation making possible to associate the flow with the velocity distribution. This step allows to insert the sensor position into the flow calculation