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Title: Rio Hondo sediment assessment analysis using SAM : numerical model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Albuquerque District.
Raphelt, Nolan K.
Trawle, Michael J.
Thomas, William A., 1938-
Keywords: Detention basin
Flood protection
Flood control
Computer programs
Sediment assessment
Sediment transport
Sediment yield
Rio Hondo
New Mexico
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-91-1.
Description: Misellaneous Paper
Abstract: A sedimentation study of a local flood protection project on the Rio Hondo through Roswell, NM, was conducted. The investigation represented a sediment assessment level study conducted to test for potential sedimentation problems. Project features for the proposed project included channel grade control structures and a side-channel detention basin. The approach included the use of a sediment budget analysis to test for deposition of sand and gravel and a field reconnaissance to evaluate overall stability of the existing channel. The sediment assessment is suggested in EM 1110-2-4000 "Sedimentation Investigations of Rivers and Reservoirs," for use in early stages of project formulation such as the reconnaissance stage to help identify potential sediment problems. The assessment technique used in this study is a software package for a personal computer titled Hydraulic Design of Flood Control Channels, generally referred to as SAM. The SAM assessment indicated potential sedimentation problems, resulting in severe approach channel deposition for the sediment yield tested.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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