Systematic Evaluation of River Regime

by Charles R. Neill,
Victor J. Galay,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 1, Pg. 25-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


It is proposed that river regime be described for engineering purposes by means of a standard set of key data, embracing geographic features, hydrologic and hydraulic data, materials and sediment, and channel processes. Methods of measuring and analyzing basic data to develop a set of key data are reviewed, with references. A sample set of key data is presented for a 40-mile length of the Red Deer River in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Regime changes that might result from engineering projects or land-use changes are examined briefly, with reference to the same length of river. It is suggested that the proposed scheme would help in developing an engineering classification of rivers, and serve as a check-list for specific investigations.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic data | Rivers and streams | River systems | Materials processing | Computing in civil engineering | Hydraulics | Sediment | Land use | Alberta | Canada

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