Estimating Sediment Delivery and Yield on Alluvial Fans

by Robert C. MacArthur, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, United States,
Michael D. Harvey, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, United States,
Edward F. Sing, Hydrologic Engineering Cent, Davis, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)

Abstract: This paper summarizes the procedures used for computing the basinwide annual yields and single event sediment production for ephemeral channels located on an incised alluvial fan in Central California. Unique geomorphic characteristics of the basin and alluvial fan are discussed in light of data and analytical methods necessary to compute sediment delivery and yield at a proposed damsite.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Alluvial channels | Basins | Soil analysis | Runoff | Geology | Data analysis | North America | California | United States

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