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Sediment Course Materials - 2018



 

Advance Instructions for 2018 - This is the link to your pre-course homework

Workshop Schedule

 


Readings

Wilcock et al Primer

 Erwin et al: Provo River Monitoring Paper

Barnes: The Manning's n picture book from USGS

rmrs-gtr74: Everything you might ever want to know about sampling river bed sediment. Bunte, Kristin: Abt, Steven R. 2001. Sampling surface and subsurface particle-size distributions in wadable gravel-and cobble-bed streams for analyses in sediment-transport, hydraulics, and streambed monitoring. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-74. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 428 p.

Required: Grabowski Reading

Optional: The River Styles Framework

Optional: Sediment Cascades in Active Landscapes

Optional: Naden 2010 Sediment Cascades Chapter 10

Reid and Dunne 1996
Reid and Dunne Tools

Bisson, Montgomery, Buffington 2017

Garcia - Sediment Transport Text

Parker - Mixed-size Transport Chapter

Schmidt and Wilcock 2008

NRCS 654 Handbook NRCS 654 Case Studies NRCS 654 Appendices

Course Materials 2018


Monday


Wilcock - Introduction

Wilcock - Sediment Concepts

Belmont - Watershed Hydrology and Sediment

Belmont - Exercise package (zip) - Readings, notes, assignment

Tuesday


Belmont - Methods
Wilcock - Hydraulics Review

Flood !!!

Summit Creek Exercise Field Handout Exercise Instructions Summit Ck Survey RAS Geometry

Wednesday


Wilcock Estimating Sediment Transport
Wilcock Sediment transport and the equjilibrium channel

Logan River picnic
Another picnic slide

Cub River Exercise
Cub River Solution

Thursday

Wilcock Sediment Transport in Stream Channel Design
Provo River Design Problem
Provo River RAS files
Provo River GIS Files


Post-Course Homework

Teaching bundle: This is a zipped file containing your post-class assignment. It includes the three chapters from the NRCS handbook and worked spreadsheets that do the NRCS worked examples for a threshold channel (Ch. 8) and alluvial channel (Ch. 9) and take them to the next level or two. No, it is not as smooth as a textbook but the spreadsheets are pretty well annotated and you should be able to work through them. Also included is the paper in which we use inverse iSURF to demonstrate that armor layers appear to persist. Also included is a set of lecture notes used for a 1/2 day short course last April at the Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference. Mostly the same - but there are a few different twists.


Course Materials 2015 & 2016  & 2017 Similar to, but not the same as, and not nearly as cool as Course Materials 2018