State Water Resources Research Institute Program


Project ID: 2007MD154B
Title: Hydraulic Consequences of Riparian Vegetation on Bank Roughness in Urban Stream Corridors
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 5/01/2007
End Date: 10/01/2007
Congressional District:
Focus Categories: Hydrology, Floods, Conservation
Keywords:
Principal Investigators: Davis, Allen (U. Maryland); Davis, Allen (U. Maryland)
Federal Funds: $ 4,600
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 9,211
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to determine what effect native grasses have on the capacity of the Anacostia river channel to convey flood discharges using the hypothesis that native grass and herb plantings will decrease flow resistance and increase the flood-carrying capacity of the channels at high flows. The study shall provide a detailed assessment of whether the plantings of native grasses and herbs on the banks of rip-rap protected channel affects flow resistance and the carrying capacity of the channel and detailed guidance on how to determine the changes in flow resistance (expressed as Manning's n) of the channel banks due to re-vegetation

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