Width Adjustment: Relative Dominance in Unstable Alluvial Streams

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by Andrew Simon, U.S. Geological Survey, Raleigh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: The mechanisms that control the relative dominance of width adjustment in unstable streams are described. Specifically, the role of the following factors affecting the fluvial environment were investigated: vertical processes and fluvial action, bed-material particle, cohesive strength of bank material, and riparian vegetation.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Materials processing | Bed materials | Strength of materials | Failure analysis | Streamflow | Stream channels |

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