Total Sediment Transport in the Lower Colorado River

by J.R. Sheppard,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 139-154

Document Type: Journal Paper


Channel degradation below each new dam and aggradation above each reservoir have created problems of river channel control; to evaluate problems, US Bureau of Reclamation, in 1955, initiated total sediment load sampling program which consists of periodic sampling at series of stations between Davis and Imperial Dams; sampling program is presented; method of sampling, computation, and analysis are described.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Rivers and streams | Dams | Chemical degradation | Reservoirs | Bureau of Reclamation | Sediment loads | Load factors | Colorado River | United States

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