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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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