A Hydrodynamic Model for a Tidal Wetland

by J. A. Lewandowski, Black & Veatch, Concord, United States,
R. J. Sobey, Black & Veatch, Concord, United States,
P. Goodwin, Black & Veatch, Concord, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A hydrodynamic model is developed for San Elijo Lagoon, a wetland with tidally influenced area of 1.5 km2 (380 acres). A quasi two-dimensional (2-D) model was formulated with slough channel flow treated as one-dimensional (1-D) and the heavily vegetated overbank areas of the marsh plain modeled as storage areas. Model results show the inlet reach conditions have strong influence on the hydrodynamics of the lagoon.

Subject Headings: Two-dimensional flow | Hydrodynamics | Hydrologic models | Tides | Wetlands (fresh water) | One-dimensional flow | Channel flow | Wetlands (coastal)

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