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Rock riprap design for protection of stream channels near highway structures; Volume 1, Hydraulic characteristics of open channels

Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4127

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Abstract

Volume I discusses the hydraulic and channel properties of streams, based on data from several hundred sites. Streamflow and geomorphic data have been collected and developed to indicate the range in hydraulic factors typical of open channels , to assist design, maintenance, and construction engineers in preparing rock riprap bank protection. Typical channels were found to have maximum-to-mean depth ratio of 1.55 and a ratio of hydraulic radius to mean depth of 0.98, which is independent of width. Most stable channel characteristics for a given discharge are slope, maximum depth, and hydraulic radius. (See also W89-04911) (Author 's abstract)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Rock riprap design for protection of stream channels near highway structures; Volume 1, Hydraulic characteristics of open channels
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
86-4127
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 60 p. :ill. ;28 cm.