Fine Contaminated Sediment Erosion/Deposition in the Buffalo River, New York

by Gabriel Raggio, Cornell Univ, United States,
Gerhard H. Jirka, Cornell Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper documents part of a project which sought to characterize sediment transport in the Buffalo River as a contribution toward planning for dredging or in-place containment of the contaminated bed sediments. It extends earlier analysis in the following directions: i) more detailed consideration of the characteristics and behavior of the fine sediments of the river bed; ii) incorporation of fine sediment scour into HEC-6 program; and iii) longer-term transport simulation aimed at evaluating the viability of the bury-in-place option for managing contaminated sediments.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Water pollution | Sediment transport | Erosion | River bank stabilization | Hydrologic models | Streamflow | Transportation management | Flow simulation | Bed materials | North America | United States | New York

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