The Ebro Delta Project: A First Sediment Budget

by José A. Jiménez, Univ Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Univ Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Marc A. García, Univ Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Jan van Overeem, Univ Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Andrés Maldonado, Univ Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments

Abstract: In this paper, a sedimentary budget for the Ebro delta coast in the Western Mediterranean is presented. Calculations have been performed after one year of field campaign. The main result is an overall lost of sediment material of about 620 * 103 m3/yr. The river solid discharge, in the same period, has been of about 40* 103 m3/yr. This discharge is, therefore, too low to counterbalance the erosion. The paper also presents general sediment transport patterns. The main areas of accretion are, in our days, the end of both spits. The two bays (Fangar and Alfacs) behave as sediment sinks.

Subject Headings: Budgets | Sediment transport | Erosion | Coastal environment | High-rise buildings | Solid mechanics | Water discharge

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