The Sediment Weighted Histogram Generator and Estimation of Sediment Transport Trends

by David T. Williams, WEST Consultants, Inc., Carlsbad, United States,
Jeffrey B. Bradley, WEST Consultants, Inc., Carlsbad, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Long term sediment transport trends may be evaluated using a sediment histogram generator program that was written for microcomputers. Flows can be extracted directly from a compact disc in ASCII format and input directly into the histogram generator program. The only input requirement is the appropriate sediment rating curve. An entire simulation can be made for any period of record or number of streamflows in several minutes. This paper includes a case history application on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. The sediment histogram generator (SWHG) can be used for reconnaissance level analytical studies or as originally developed, used to develop input into the Corps of Engineers' HEC-6, 'Sediment Transport in Rivers and Reservoirs,' model.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Transportation engineering | Streamflow | Case studies | Computers | Computer software | River flow | Water flow | Arkansas | Oklahoma | United States

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