Systematic Changes in the Beds of Alluvial Rivers

by Walter C. Carey, (M.ASCE), Asst. to Chief; Eng. Div., New Orleans Dist., Corps of Engrs., U. S. Dept. of the Army, New Orleans, La.,
M. Dean Keller, (M.ASCE), Structural Engr.; Bedell & Nelson, Cons. Engrs., New Orleans, La.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-24

Document Type: Journal Paper


Description of sand wave formations present in alluvial rivers and their variations with respect to river stage; related rise and fall of crossings is also discussed; illustrations prepared from fathometer surveys show changes in sand waves due to changes in stage.

Subject Headings: River and stream beds | Alluvial channels | Sand waves | Soil surveys | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | River crossing

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