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100 years of sedimentation study by the USGS

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Abstract

On January 15, 1889, the U.S. Geological Survey began collecting sediment data on the Rio Grande at Embudo, New Mexico. During the past 100 years the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Division (WRD) has collected daily sediment data at more than 1,200 sites. Projects have addressed the problems associated with reservoir construction, agricultural irrigation projects, energy production, and transport and deposition of pollutants sorbed to sediments. The Survey has been active as a charter member of the Federal Interagency Sediment Project and currently has three full-time hydrologists working on the project. The WRD's sediment-research projects have covered a wide variety of subjects from the fundamental theories of resistance to flow and sediment transport in alluvial channels to lunar erosion mechanisms.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
100 years of sedimentation study by the USGS
ISBN:
0872627187
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
260
Last page:
265
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Sediment Transport Modeling: Proceedings of the International Symposium
Conference Location:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Conference Date:
14 August 1989 through 18 August 1989