I'm working on a pipe design problem using Bernoulli's equation, from first principles. The pipe is from a water storage reservoir (point 1) and discharges into a river (point 2). These are my two reference points respectively.
Now I know that the velocity at the reservoir is zero (point 1) as the water level is assumed to be stationary, but is the velocity at point 2 equal to the speed of the river?
This seems to make sense from my understanding as the movement of water in the river would carry some energy which must be considered.