Hydraulics & Waterways

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401343 - Geomorphic or Systems Approach to Bank Stabilization Design

Wednesday, June 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Regency Room

In many cases river bank stabilization is accomplished without considering channel morphology and the function of the floodplain. Using geomorphology and the floodplains can provide more sustainable environmentally effective and economical designs while meeting project goals. In urban streams the floodplain may or may not be available to include in the project. In these instances more hardened bank treatment may be required
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This paper presents the role of geomorphology in river projects, hydraulic assessment of energy, river form and shear forces, and selecting bank stabilization treatment. Included is a discussion of preserving the floodplain, re-stablishing the floodplain, design of vegetated and deformable banklines, design of wood and boulders, channel relocation, transverse or indirect methods, and hardened banks.


Drew C. Baird


US Bureau of Reclamation (86-68540)

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