Applications and Research in Sediment Delivery and Routing Models in the USDA-Forest Service

by M. Dean Knighton, USDA Forest Service, United States,
Rhey M. Solomon, USDA Forest Service, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling

Abstract: Sediment delivery and routing are important watershed management issues in the USDA-Forest Service. The relationship between forest management activities and stream morphology, resident and anadromous fish habitat, and water quality on a basin-wide scale pose challenging questions. Application models have been developed and applied, and Forest Service Research continues to examine these tools for verification, adaptation, and improvement. A priority research program on cumulative watershed impacts of forest management is being implemented.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Watersheds | Forests | Flood routing | Fish management | Water quality | Mathematical models | Rivers and streams

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