Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Sediment and hydraulic measurements with computed bed load on the Missouri River, Sioux City to Hermann, 2014
Authors: Abraham, David D.
Pratt, Thad C.
Ganesh, Naveen B.
May, David P.
Butler, William C.
McAlpin, Tate O.
Jones, Keaton E.
Shelley, John E.
Pridal, Daniel B.
Ramos-Villanueva, Marielys
Keywords: Bed load
Missouri River
Sedimentation and deposition
Sediment transport
Suspended sediments
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-17-8
Abstract: This work was performed to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha and Kansas City Districts, in quantifying sediment bed load and suspended load at several sites on the Missouri River for the purpose of defining sediment-discharge rating curves and for possible parameterization of bed-load transport equations. Seven sites were selected, and all sites were surveyed three times, separated by at least 4 weeks (or 20% flow difference) between surveys. Multi-beam, acoustic Doppler current profiler, suspended sediment, and bed material samples were collected for each site visit. As requested by the Districts, all units are in English units. In addition to quantifying all the intended data types listed above, bed-load transport values were computed for all sites and all trips using the Integrated Section Surface Difference Over Time version 2 (ISSDOTv2) method and compared with the Meyer-Peter Mueller and Einstein bed-load transport functions. The study provides a complete sediment picture (bed load, suspended bed-material load, and wash load) over a 630-mile reach of a large sand bed river, with seven sites representing increasingly larger flows along the river length. The data set will be very useful for additional studies.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-17-8
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Appears in Collections:Technical Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ERDC-CHL TR-17-8.pdf32.17 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail