Equipment for Investigations of Fluvial Sediment

by Paul C. Benedict, (F.ASCE), Hydrologist; U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 3, Pg. 163-170

Document Type: Journal Paper


The role of the Federal Inter-Agency Sedimentation Project is historic in the studies of (1)The equipment for measurement and analysis of sediment discharge; (2)the mechanics of sediment transportation; and (3)the design and development of improved equipment for the measurement and analysis of fluvial sediment discharge. The article presents the titles of the 14 reports published as a part of the project activity that cover the studies of equipment used prior to 1940 and the design and development of new equipment. Mention is made that the requirement of Environmental Impact Statements for proposed water-related project has emphasized the need for the measurement of both suspended and bedload. Information on equipment furnished to Federal agencies and photographs of major equipment now in current use together with current studies now in progress is also outlined.

Subject Headings: Transportation studies | Equipment and machinery | Sediment | Federal government | Water discharge measurement | Sediment transport | Environmental issues | Bed loads

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