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Title: Erosion of northern reservoir shores : an analysis and application of pertinent literature
Authors: Lawson, Daniel E.
Keywords: Cold regions
Lakes
Reservoirs
Erosion
Erosion models
Overland flow
Shores
Freeze-thaw
Permafrost
Slope movement
Ground water
Rates
Water level
Ice cover
Recession
Waves
Shorelines
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 85-1.
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: This monograph describes the current state of knowledge of northern reservoir shore erosion, primarily by examining the results of erosional studies on lakes, coasts and rivers. The major erosional processes of reservoir beaches and bluffs and their mechanics are discussed in detail. Thermal and physical parameters affecting the erodibility of shores, the environmental impacts of erosion, and the basic characteristics of the unique reservoir environment are reviewed. Current models of shore zone development are also presented. This literature analysis revealed that knowledge of erosion and recession in northern impoundments is severely limited. Quantitative analyses of the processes of erosion and their relative importance, parameters determining the nature, rate and timing of erosion, and models to predict the erodibility of a shore for use in minimizing shoreline recession remain in need of basic field research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2663
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