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Title: Bed-load transport measurements on the Chippewa River using the ISSDOTv2 method
Authors: Abraham, David D.
Hendrickson, Jon S.
Jones, Keaton E.
Jackson, Anthony R.
McAlpin, Tate O.
Keywords: Sediment transport
Sedimentation and deposition
Bed load
Suspended sediments
Chippewa River (Wis.)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN RSM-20-3
Abstract: This Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Technical Note (TN) provides information on bed-load measurements obtained on the Chippewa River, Wisconsin, in the spring of 2018. The ISSDOTv2 method was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), River and Estuarine Engineering Branch. The method uses time-sequenced bathymetric data to determine a bed-load transport rate. When transport rates are obtained with concurrent flow-rate data, it is possible to develop bed-load rating curves. Such rating curves are extremely valuable in forecasting or hindcasting bed-load sediment delivery for the location at which the data were obtained. This is very important for river managers in developing sediment budgets and in the planning of dredging operations. In the present study, the USACE Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), St. Paul District (MVP), had contracted with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for real-time monitoring of suspended-sediment concentrations (suspended sand load and bed-load sediment) on the lower Chippewa River, a major source and contributor of sand-sized sediment to the Upper Mississippi River (UMR). For the bed-load portion of measurements, a relatively new method proposed by the USGS was to be tested. Although physical bed-load sampling was planned, it was determined that the ISSDOTv2 method should also be used to provide a comparison to the proposed USGS real-time bed-load transport monitoring effort. The USACE National RSM Program provided funding for the ISSDOTv2 measurements. The bed-load values obtained using ISSDOTv2 are presented in this RSM TN.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN RSM-20-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 12 pages / 805.9 Kb
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