Man-induced channel adjustment in Tennessee streams
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Published by The Survey, Open-File Services Section, U.S. Geological Survey, distributor] in Nashville, Tenn, [Lakewood, CO .
Written in English


  • Sediment transport -- Tennessee.,
  • Stream channelization -- Tennessee.,
  • Channels (Hydraulic engineering)

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Statementby Clarence H. Robbins and Andrew Simon ; prepared in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation ; United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 83-43., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 83-43.
ContributionsSimon, Andrew., Tennessee. Dept. of Transportation., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL15301573M

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Channel modifications in Tennessee, particularly in the western part, have led to large-scale instabilities in the channelized rivers and may have contributed to several bridge failures. These modifications, together with land-use practices, led to downcutting, headward erosion, downstream aggradation, accelerated scour, and bank instabilities. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and Robbins C.H. and Simon A., Man-induced channel adjustment of Tennessee streams. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 82– Pp , 71 Cited by: 2. Results showed that channel evolution processes may be divided into four phases: I (–) rapid aggradation, II (–) channel widening and enlargement, III (–) main.

Streams are dynamic systems, so steady state does not exist for any appreciable period of time. Streams in dynamic equilibrium respond quickly to change, regaining a new equilibrium. These effects may be substantial: Increases in channel width caused by channelization-related erosion range as high as % to %. Channel modifications in – on the South Fork of the Forked Deer River in western Tennessee, for example, shortened channel lengths by 14% and increased streambed gradients by as much as %. Thalweg variability at bridges along a large karst river: the Suwannee River, Florida. Author links open overlay panel J. Mossa a J. Konwinski b. Show more. Simon -induced Channel Adjustment in Tennessee Streams. US Geological Survey Cited by: Robbins, C. H., and A. Simon. Man-induced channel adjustments in Tennessee Streams. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report A case history on the effects of man-made channel modifications to river mechanics, fluvial processes, and morphology of streams in western Size: 6MB.

Mcewen, Lindsey Book Review: Rivers and floodplains: forms, processes, and sedimentary record. The Holocene, Vol. 16, Issue. 1, p. Fitzpatrick, F. A. and Cited by:   The study site is a 12 ha area on the campus of Sweet Briar College near Amherst, Virginia. The site is located in the western part of the Piedmont physiographic province in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains ().The bedrock is a Precambrian quartzofeldspathic biotite gneiss that weathers to form the residual Hayesville series soil (Rader and Evans, , Cited by: A careful study of the factors listed in Table 1 should present the reader with sufficient reason to suspect that most of these factors affect every stream in developed watersheds of the United States. Massive changes in vegetation, land use and weather patterns have led to increased downcutting of channels in coastal California, with the largest watersheds responding first, . Tennessee. and Ohio Rivers, reported that erosion silts had destroyed a large portion of the mussel population in various streams by directly smothering the animals in localities where a thick deposit of mud was formed, and by smothering young mussels even where the adults could maintain themselves.