A New Technique for Measuring Fine Sediment Accumulation in Gravel Bed Streams

by Thomas A. Wesche, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA,
Dudley W. Reiser, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA,
Victor R. Hasfurther, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA,
Quentin D. Skinner, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA,
Wayne A. Hubert, Univ of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: The collection and analysis of bed material samples has been a standard practice for determining the quantity of fine sediments (less than 3. 4 mm diameter) in stream gravels. However, the sampling technique currently in use can be labor and equipment intensive. Also, inaccuracy in quantification of the finer fractions can occur dependent upon bed material composition. This paper reports on a study which has evaluated the utility of a sediment trapping device for measuring fine sediment in the intergravel environment. Refs.

Subject Headings: Bed materials | Gravels | Sediment transport | Labor | Equipment and machinery

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