Suspended Sediment Loads in Dry and Wet Years

by Renjie Xia, (M.ASCE),
Misganaw Demissie, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Many factors other than water discharge influence the suspended sediment load in rivers. The climate condition is one of the factors. It is expected that the relation between Qs and Qw for dry and wet years is different. This study shows that floods occurring in dry years carry relatively more sediment than floods occurring in wet years, and that the suspended sediment rating curve describing the relation between Qs and Qw for dry years is different from that for wet years.

Subject Headings: Suspended sediment | Suspended loads | Water discharge | Load factors | Sediment loads | Rivers and streams | Sediment

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