Role of Vegetation in Hydraulics of Channel Restoration

by Marcelo H. García, (M.ASCE),



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: Boundary layer theory is used to develop a backwater model for flows through vegetated waterways which can be employed to approximately estimate flow depth variation in channel restoration projects. The effect of vegetation density on flow stage and regime for normal flow conditions are also analyzed and two simple relations to quantify such effect are obtained.

Subject Headings: Boundary layers | Vegetation | Channel flow | Water flow | Channel stabilization | Ecological restoration | Backwater | Hydraulic models

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