Accession Number:

ADA508440

Title:

DAM_Explorer: A Modeling Framework for Assessing the Physical Response of Streams to Dam Removal

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Dam removals and modifications are increasing areas of focus for US Army Corps of Engineers USACE Districts from several standpoints design of restoration projects and quantifying potential environmental impacts Operations, Continuing Authorities Projects, Support for Others, and General Investigations and the evaluation of permit applications Regulatory. Physical response of the reservoir bed and downstream channel boundary as well as multiple parameters of sediment dynamics are topics of central interest in dam removals and modifications. Knowledge of sediment behavior and geomorphic response of the system to the removal or modification alternatives is central to the decision process.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE