An Investigation into Causes of Bank Caving

by D. J. Hagerty, Univ of Louisville, United States,
M. N. French, Univ of Louisville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


A series of investigations into bank caving along the Ohio River are described. These investigations include a study of the distribution of precipitation in the study region, derivation of time-inundation relationships for several sites, and the collection of commercial traffic volume data. The results indicate a poor correlation of area precipitation and river traffic volume to bank behavior. The derived time-inundation relations were found to correlate well with changes in bank appearance.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Precipitation | Traffic volume | Site investigation | Traffic analysis | Water transportation | Floods | Rain water | Ohio River

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