Salmon and related species of fish use the structure of natural gravel-bed rivers for the purpose of spawning. Of all the factors that could adversely affect spawning success, fines accumulation in the gravel-bed streams is one of the most important. Laboratory experiments which model gravel-bed streams with poorly-sorted material were conducted in two parts: first, results were obtained from experiments during which no fine material was externally fed into the flume: and second, fine material was introduced into the channel and the experiments were repeated. An attempt was made to derive a relation predicting the characteristics of retention of fines in the substrate as a function of fines input and other factors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Project Report - University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1985|
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