River Sediment Discharge Study—San Diego Region

by Rene Vermeeren, US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,
Ruh-Ming Li, US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,
Henry M. Fehlman, US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Procedures and general results are presented of a recent study performed to estimate the average annual sediment delivery (sand sizes and larger) from sources discharging to the southern California coastline, and to quantify the historic daily sediment discharge from these same sources for the period 1920 to 1985. The mechanisms controlling sediment delivery are discussed, the significance of the numerous sediment sources are determined, and the effects of lagoons, marshes and regulation on beach sand supply are evaluated.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Water discharge | Rivers and streams | Streamflow | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Professional societies | Lagoons | Light rail transit | North America | California | United States | San Diego

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