Bed morphology and sedimentology at chute cutoffs: A case study of Mackey Bend, lower Wabash River, IL-IN

J. Z. LeRoy, B. L. Rhoads, J. L. Best

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Abstract

Depositional processes at active chute cutoffs on meandering rivers are ultimately responsible for bend abandonment and oxbow lake formation, and also influence the morphologic evolution of the cutoff channel. This paper examines bar-scale morphologic evolution of the bed and textural characteristics of bar surface sediments at an active chute cutoff on a large meandering river. These data are integrated with current understanding of flow structure at chute cutoffs in an effort to link processes of fluid flow and sediment transport with observed patterns of bed morphology and sediment texture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
EditorsGeorge Constantinescu, Marcelo Garcia, Dan Hanes
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1736-1742
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138029132
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2016Jul 14 2016

Publication series

NameRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period7/11/167/14/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    LeRoy, J. Z., Rhoads, B. L., & Best, J. L. (2016). Bed morphology and sedimentology at chute cutoffs: A case study of Mackey Bend, lower Wabash River, IL-IN. In G. Constantinescu, M. Garcia, & D. Hanes (Eds.), River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 (pp. 1736-1742). (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315644479-271