Determination of Sediment Profile for a Dry Flood Control Basin

by Rebecca J. Stonestreet, US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,
Scott E. Stonestreet, (M.ASCE), US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A modification of the standard delta profile method was used to estimate the sediment profile in a dry flood control basin. Dry flood control basins do not have a normal operating pool elevation and are subject to significant variation in water surface elevation during a flood event. The modification to the delta profile method was required since other standard methodologies for determining the sediment distribution are based on reservoirs with a normal operating pool. This paper discusses the application of the modified delta profile method.

Subject Headings: Floods | Basins | Reservoirs | Sediment transport | Water surface | Water supply systems | Surface water

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