Hydraulic Effects of Habitat Structures in Flood Control Channelsby Rebecca Seal,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water
Abstract: Three field sites have been established and laboratory flume experiments begun to assess the effect of habitat enhancement measures on water-surface profiles and local scour in flood control channels. Multiple field sites with diverse substrate and flow conditions allow us to measure the hydraulic effects of habitat structures directly in a variety of prototype applications. The fixed bed flume model permits isolation of the individual structures to study their impact on water surface elevations and velocity distributions under a wide range of flow conditions. Our goal is to formulate guidance for the selection and design of habitat enhancement features that optimize flood conveyance and environmental value.
Subject Headings: Floods | Flumes | Flow measurement | Model analysis | Velocity distribution | Site investigation | Water surface profiles
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