Stream Channel Modeling

Stream Channel Modeling

Until recently, stream and river management has largely depended on the science of hydrology to explain the behavior of rivers. This science focuses on the pattern and volume of runoff and the ability of structures to withstand the forces created by runoff and the damages associated with inundation.

Now, across the nation, natural resource scientists and managers are using fluvial geomorphology to improve planning for and management of river corridors. Because fluvial geomorphology explains the physical processes that shape river channels while considering the different landforms and geologic and climatic settings in which river systems exist, the use of this science has led to an understanding that structures and land uses placed near rivers must not only withstand the forces of running water but must also avoid changing the fluvial processes of a river system, including the movement of sediment, in order for such structures and land uses to remain secure.

 

 

 

 

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