River Meandering

by Charles M. Elliott, (M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; Mississippi River Commission, P.O. Box 80, Vicksburg, Miss. 39180,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-393-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-393-9 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 1046

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Conference information: Conference Rivers '83 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | October 24-26, 1983

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The erosion and sedimentation processes associated with river meandering have a profound effect on man's use of rivers and their valleys, as well as the natural environment. Flood control, navigation, bank protection, and water supply projects; agricultural and urban development, transportation systems and pipelines adjacent to rivers; and exploration for mineral resources and fossil fuels all require a sound knowledge of the meandering process to be successful with minimum expenditure and minimum environmental disruption. This is a comprehensive international collection of knowledge, experience, and recent findings from field, laboratory, and theoretical analyses of river behavior. Ninety papers document current knowledge and research in four major topic areas: geomorphology, man's activities, engineering analysis, and numerical and physical modeling. The papers were presented at the specialty conference Rivers '83, sponsored by the Waterways, Port Coastal and Ocean Division of the American Society of Civil Engineering and held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October 1983. The book concludes with discussion by conference participants of present knowledge of river meandering and future research directions.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Meandering rivers and streams | Rivers and streams | Numerical models | Ocean engineering | Erosion | Sediment | Floods


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