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Major sedimentation issues for the USGS

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Chang Howard H.Hill Joseph C.

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Abstract

Historically, sediment information has been used primarily in planning for engineering structures that were designed to meet a single or a very limited number of objectives. Today most water-resource systems are fully developed, but society is asking that the existing systems be operated to meet multiple objectives, which often were not considered in the original system design. Sediment related problems that seem to be of highest priority today include: 1. The relation of sediment transport to the transport and fate of attached pollutants, 2. Documentation of the mean sediment concentration and load as well as the natural variability of instantaneous sediment concentrations and loads as related to land use, and 3. Evaluation of the effect of sediment on fish and wildlife habitat. The sediment program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is changing in response to these changing priorities as it attempts to remain relevant and responsive to current problems.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Major sedimentation issues for the USGS
ISBN:
0872627748
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
Boston, MA, United States
Larger Work Title:
Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of the 1990 National Conference
First page:
1009
Last page:
1014
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Engineering - Proceedings of the 1990 National Conference
Conference Location:
San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Date:
30 July 1990 through 31 July 1990