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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007) : THEME A: Engineering and Management of Fresh-water Systems : Approaches to managing channel confluence alignments
Approaches to managing channel confluence alignments
Author : Robert Ettema
Alluvial-channel confluences commonly are complex in morphology, and have unstable alignments that shift with time. Shifts of confluence alignment can pose difficulties for land-use and societal infrastructure activities. This paper outlines three approaches to managing confluence alignment: ethereal (try to manage a local deity), hydraulic engineering (try to manage the confluence’s channels and banks), and land-zoning (try to manage people). The paper briefly discusses when it is necessary to use hydraulic-engineering techniques to manage confluence alignment, and describes the techniques used. The techniques pertain to large river channels, and to small stream channels. The techniques differ with channel size.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007)
Article : THEME A: Engineering and Management of Fresh-water Systems
Date Published : 01/07/2007
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