Rio Hondo Sediment Assessment Analysis Using SAM. Numerical Model Investigation
Final rept. Jan-Jun 1990
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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A sedimentation study of a local flood protection project on the Rio Hondo through Roswell, New Mexico, was conducted. The investigation represented a sediment assessment level study conducted to test for potential sedimentation problems. Project features for the proposed project included channel routing and grade control structures and a side-channel detention basin. The approach included the use of a sediment budget analysis to test for deposition of sand and gravel and a field reconnaissance to evaluate overall stability of the existing channel. The assessment technique used in this study is a software package titled Hydraulic Design of Flood Control Channels, referred to as SAM. The SAM assessment indicated potential sedimentation problems, resulting in severe approach channel deposition for the sediments yield tested.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering