Sediment in Small Reservoirs Due to Urbanization

by H.P. Guy,
G.E. Ferguson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 27-37

Document Type: Journal Paper


Description of sediment deposition in Lake Barcroft near Washington, D C, where 19-acre-ft of sediment has been deposited for each square mile of completed residential construction; factors affecting sedimentology processes in areas under urbanization are found to be similar to, but more difficult to evaluate, than those applying to rural conditions.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Reservoirs | Urban areas | Residential construction | Lakes | Rural areas | Washington | United States

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