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S&T Project Number 1871 Final Report:Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream

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.
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Generation Effort S&T Project 1871: Measuring and Monitoring Sediment Transport in an Ephemeral Stream; Physical and Surrogate Data Collection
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Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Friday, October 9th, 2020


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