Design of an Alluvial Channel Relocation in an Urban Environmentby George K. Cotton, Li & Associates Inc, United States,
Michael A. Ports, Li & Associates Inc, United States,
Abstract: The relocation of a three-mile (4.8 km) reach of the Salt River channel in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona is reviewed. The methods used for hydraulic analysis of this dynamic alluvial channel are presented, and the coordination effort required to identify and mitigate the impacts of channel relocation are discussed. The need for a system-wide baseline against which such development can be assessed is identified.
Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Hydraulics | Urban areas | Hydraulic design | Salt water | Municipal water | Dynamic analysis | Streamflow | Salts | Arizona | North America | United States | Phoenix
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