The uses of sediment transport and morphodynamic modeling in stream restoration

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Abstract

Many streams have become morphologically and ecologically compromised because their sediment budget is out of balance. Examples include a) stream reaches upstream and downstream of dams, b) streams subject to gravel/sand mining, c) streams subject to urban encroachment, d) streams the drainage basins of which have been made largely impermeable and e) streams subject to sediment disposal, toxic or otherwise. Restoration of such streams can be greatly aided by considerations of sediment balance. Depending on the type of project under consideration, the calculations involved can be as simple as those implemented with a spreadsheet or sufficiently complex to require a custom-made numerical model. An example is given in the presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
EditorsG. Sehlke, D.F. Hayes, D.K. Stevens
Pages4371-4380
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management

Other

Other2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/27/047/1/04

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Parker, G. (2004). The uses of sediment transport and morphodynamic modeling in stream restoration. In G. Sehlke, D. F. Hayes, & D. K. Stevens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management (pp. 4371-4380). (Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management).