Project ID: 2006KY63B
Title: Experimental Study of the Impact of Upland Sediment Supply upon Cohesive Streambank Erosion
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 03/01/2006
End Date: 02/28/2007
Congressional District: KY 6th
Focus Categories: Sediments, Geomorphological Processes, Surface Water
Keywords: bank erosion, upland sediment supply, cohesive sediments
Principal Investigator: Fox, James F.
Federal Funds: $5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $10,090
Abstract: This project proposes to study the in-stream interaction of upland sediment supply upon cohesive streambank erosion within the controlled setting of the Hydrosystems Laboratory located at the University of Kentucky, Department of Civil Engineering. This research will be conducted in the laboratory so that numerous parameters governing the streambank erosion process (e.g., turbulent eddy movement, water acidity, sediment organic matter content) may be fixed or controlled while the impact of upland supply upon the streambank is assessed. This investigation is expected to provide a better understanding of the importance of upland sediment supply upon streambank erosion, specifically for flow and sediment conditions typical of Kentucky watersheds.
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