Corps of Engineers EM 1110-2-4000 Chapter 3—Sediment Yield

by Gary R. Dyhouse, Corps of Engineers, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper overviews the chapter on sediment yield, one of the three technical chapters of this new design manual. Corps methods to determine sediment yield primarily feature the use of a sediment load curve, either measured or developed predictively, integrated with a discharge-duration curve. The development and application of hydrologic and sediment transport models over the past two decades has allowed this technique to be used for studies with essentially no measured suspended sediment data. Reservoir deposition measurements, regression equations, soil loss equations and other empirical techniques see less application by the Corps.

Subject Headings: Curvature | Sediment transport | Sediment loads | Load factors | Hydrologic models | Model analysis | Data processing

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