Rock Riprap for Grade Control

by Charles E. Rice,
Kerry M. Robinson, (A.M.ASCE),
Kem C. Kadavy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Rock chutes (riprap channels on steep slopes) are used as grade control structures to safely conduct a water flow to a lower elevation. Common procedures used for design of rock riprap channels were evaluated. Based on these evaluations, procedures are recommended for design that should ensure the structural stability and safety of the rock chutes.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Structural safety | Riprap | Structural control | Water flow | Structural stability | Stream channels

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