Design of an Alluvial Channel Relocation in an Urban Environment

by George K. Cotton, Li & Associates Inc, United States,
Michael A. Ports, Li & Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


The relocation of a three-mile (4.8 km) reach of the Salt River channel in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona is reviewed. The methods used for hydraulic analysis of this dynamic alluvial channel are presented, and the coordination effort required to identify and mitigate the impacts of channel relocation are discussed. The need for a system-wide baseline against which such development can be assessed is identified.

Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Urban areas | Hydraulic design | Channels (waterway) | Hydraulic engineering | Hydraulics | Dynamic analysis | Salt water | Arizona | United States | Phoenix

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