Width Adjustment: Relative Dominance in Unstable Alluvial Streams

by Andrew Simon, U.S. Geological Survey, Raleigh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The mechanisms that control the relative dominance of width adjustment in unstable streams are described. Specifically, the role of the following factors affecting the fluvial environment were investigated: vertical processes and fluvial action, bed-material particle, cohesive strength of bank material, and riparian vegetation.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Bed materials | Alluvial channels | Strength of materials | Vegetation | Streamflow | Stream channels

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