The test runs were performed using four differing static water levels behind the dam (Ho= 0.15m, 0.20m, 0.25m, 0.30m) and four differing bed slopes (So= 0\%, 1%, 2%, 3%) resulting in a total of 16 configurations. The 0% slope configuration was repeated ten times for each Ho thereby allowing the acquisition of statistically robust water level data not affected by outliers. The outcome of the analysis showed a low standard deviation between different water profiles after 5 replicas. This led to a decision of performing only 5 replicas per Ho and S_o configuration. Hence, water level data for each of the 16 configurations are presented as averages of the 5 water level replicas. For each test run, the channel slope is first configured to one of the four So values. Prior to commencing a test run, the gate is closed so that a water reservoir is established behind the dam. The reservoir is filled until the desired Ho is reached. The remaining portion downstream from the dam is initially dry. The Ho is measured by a hydrometer fixed to the glass panel of the flume facility. The water behind the dam is then mixed with a precise amount of Rhodamine calculated in relation to the volume of water stored. The goal is to reach a color that has the same shade of red for each experiment. Once the wave channel is set, the next step is to prepare the water level imaging equipment. The two lasers are started by turning their activation key. The compressor connected to the hydraulic piston is turned on with a switch that allows it to acquire 11bar pressure rapidly. The three cameras are turned on simultaneously with a remote controller. The test run is initiated when compressed air is pumped into the piston through a rubber pipe pulling the wooden gate of the dam up and ends when all the water is discharged. The acquired movies are converted to images and then analyzed using MATLAB (Mathworks, Natick, Massachusetts, USA). The analysis transforms the detected water level from pixel coordinates to metric coordinates thereby providing h(x,t) for each run and all 16 configurations. Each run lasted from 7-10s with the flood wave passing the entire imaged sections by the 3 cameras in 4-5s. Measurements for the non-vegetated case were conducted for Ho=0.15m, 0.20m, 0.25m, and 0.3m but for a flat slope.