Rock Riprap for Grade Control

by Charles E. Rice,
Kerry M. Robinson, (A.M.ASCE),
Kem C. Kadavy,

Abstract: Rock chutes (riprap channels on steep slopes) are used as grade control structures to safely conduct a water flow to a lower elevation. Common procedures used for design of rock riprap channels were evaluated. Based on these evaluations, procedures are recommended for design that should ensure the structural stability and safety of the rock chutes.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Structural safety | Riprap | Stream channels | Slopes | Structural control | Drop structures

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