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Report from S&T Project 1871: Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream Physical and Surrogate Data Collection

The research focuses on physical measurements of sediment flux and surrogate techniques in order to establish a relationship between the two in an ephemeral stream environment. This relationship is necessary because: standard methods for estimating sediment yield are derived from perennial systems and are inapplicable to ephemeral systems; the nature of ephemeral streams (infrequent and short-lived) means that standard data collection methods are insufficient; and 30% of the world’s inhabited land surface is made up of desert climates and is home to approximately 2 billion people and this research will help fill the gap in scientific knowledge such that management of desert channel networks (including the semi-arid southwestern United States) will be improved.
Generation Effort S&T Project 1871: Measuring and Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream; Physical and Surrogate Data Collection
Themes Water Quality
Tags Sediment, Sediment Transport, Suspended Sediment, Water, Ephemeral, Turbidity, Acoustic, Bedload
Reclamation Project Rio Grande Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Description
Location Tags Rio Grande River Basin
Location Parent
State(s) New Mexico
Unified Region(s) Upper Colorado Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation 4,613 ft
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84