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Sedimentation Investigations of Rivers and Reservoirs

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Sediment problems are encountered in various flood control, navigation, and hydropower projects in rivers and streams. Sediment can be caused by rill, gully and sheet erosion as a result of rainfall, snowmelt and construction. Sediments can affect the stream geometry and scour at critical locations. In some cases the effects of sedimentation can cause structural failure such as bridges or geotechnical failures.

This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge to plan, conduct and report the results of a sedimentation study. Technical information will be presented such as sediment yield, river sedimentation, and reservoir sedimentation.

This course material is based on the document “Sedimentation Investigations of Rivers and Reservoirs,” as published on the website of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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