Total Sediment Discharge Measurement

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by John J. Ingram, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, United States,
Steven R. Abt, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, United States,
E. V. Richardson, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling:

Abstract: A procedure for measuring total sediment discharge using point-source suspended-sediment data was developed. The procedure, Total Sediment Discharge (TSD), was compared to field and modified H.A. Einstein procedure (MEP) measurements from the Niobrara River at Cody, Nebraska. The TSD procedure provides sediment discharge measurements that are similar in magnitude to the MEP. Advantages of the TSD procedure include automatic sampling, greater control in obtaining suspended-sediment samples, and the collection of near continuous measurements.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Water discharge measurement | Flow measurement | Suspended sediment | Flow control | Automation | Rivers and streams | River flow | Nebraska | North America | United States

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