Sediment Problems of the Lower Colorado River

by Whitney M. Borland, (M.ASCE), Head; Sedimentation Sect., Hydrology Branch, Div. of Proj. Investigations, Bur. Of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.,
Carl R. Miller, (M.ASCE), Supervisory Hydr. Engr.; Watershed Tech. Research Branch, Soil and Water Conservation Research Div., Agric, Research Service. Beltsville, Md.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 61-87

Document Type: Journal Paper


Closure of Hoover Dam and construction of other major structures downstream, instigated series of river adjustments; discussion of methods of rectification, design considerations, and results that have been obtained are given; future river problems.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Rivers and streams | Construction methods | Dams | Infrastructure construction | Hydraulic design | Colorado River

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