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Title: Impact of changes in suspended-sediment loads on the regime of alluvial rivers
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division
Mueller, David S.
Dardeau, Elba A.
Keywords: Alluvial rivers
Regime equations
Suspended sediments
Bed load
River regime load
Mississippi River
Sediment transport
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Report (Potamology Program--P-1 (U.S.)) ; 6.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This investigation was Phase IV of a four-phase study oi the sediment regime of the Mississippi River Basin. Phase I, conducted under the earlier Lower Mississippi Valley Division (LMVD) Potamology Program (T-1), resulted in the publication of US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Technical Report M-77-1, "Inventory of Sediment Sample Collection Stations in the Mississippi River Basin," in March 1977. The end product of Phase II was LMVD Potamology Program (P-1) Report 1, "Characterization of the Suspended-Sediment Regime and Bed-Material Gradation of the Mississippi River Basin," published in August 1981. The Phase II study identified a downward trend in Mississippi River suspended-sediment loads that apparently began around the middle of the 20th century. Phase III dealt with suspended-sediment sampling, analysis, and load-computation procedures used at key stations on major streams in the Mississippi River Basin and the possible correlation of these procedures with the downward trend in suspended-sediment loads. In this Phase IV study, existing regime equations were examined in light of their applicability to major alluvial river systems. The principal focus of the Phase IV study was the examination of the effects of changes in suspended-sediment loads as they relate to the regime of alluvial rivers.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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