Total Sediment Transport in the Lower Colorado River

by J.R. Sheppard,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 139-154


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Channel degradation below each new dam and aggradation above each reservoir have created problems of river channel control; to evaluate problems, US Bureau of Reclamation, in 1955, initiated total sediment load sampling program which consists of periodic sampling at series of stations between Davis and Imperial Dams; sampling program is presented; method of sampling, computation, and analysis are described.



Subject Headings: Dams | Sediment transport | Chemical degradation | Reservoirs | Bureau of Reclamation | Sediment loads | Load factors | United States | Colorado River

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