Bed Load Prediction in Steep Mountain Rivers

by Tamotsu Takahashi, Kyoto Univ, Kyoto, Japan,
Toyoaki Sawada, Kyoto Univ, Kyoto, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The characteristics of the stream channel morphologies in a very steep mountain ravine are explained by the data obtained through the longterm field observation. The bed load transportation in case of a small scale flood is controlled by hydraulic conditions in the pool of the step-pool morphology and the sediment discharge calculated by a bed load equation rather well fits to the observed one.

Subject Headings: Bed loads | Stream channels | Hydraulic loads | Sediment loads | Water discharge | Concrete dams | Fluid flow | Flow measurement

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