Fine Contaminated Sediment Erosion/Deposition in the Buffalo River, New York

by Gabriel Raggio, Cornell Univ, United States,
Gerhard H. Jirka, Cornell Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This paper documents part of a project which sought to characterize sediment transport in the Buffalo River as a contribution toward planning for dredging or in-place containment of the contaminated bed sediments. It extends earlier analysis in the following directions: i) more detailed consideration of the characteristics and behavior of the fine sediments of the river bed; ii) incorporation of fine sediment scour into HEC-6 program; and iii) longer-term transport simulation aimed at evaluating the viability of the bury-in-place option for managing contaminated sediments.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Erosion | River bank stabilization | Water pollution | Transportation management | Bed materials | Hydrologic models | Sediment transport | New York | United States

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