Use of Channel Forming Discharge Concepts for Flood Control Channel Design

by Brad R. Hall,
Richard D. Hey,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Evidence suggests that for perennial and ephemeral rivers that are in regime, bankfull flow is strongly correlated with channel morphology. Evidence suggests that this discharge is also correlated with the effective discharge for transporting sediment load. The daily exceedance of the effective discharge appears to vary between rivers depending on flow variability and sediment transport regime.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Channels (waterway) | Water discharge | Rivers and streams | River flow | Floods | Streamflow

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