Accession Number:

ADA434950

Title:

Design of Low-Flow Channels

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Maintenance or restoration of physical aquatic habitat in streams during critical periods can often be accommodated with the development of low-flow channels, designed to concentrate flows and increase channel velocity and depth during low-flow periods. A procedure for the first-order approximation of a stable low-flow channel form based upon physical reasoning, empirical evidence, and constraints common to low-flow channel projects is presented in this technical note. Topics discussed include simplifying assumptions, limitations, and applicability.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE