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Sediment Course Materials - 2019


Advance Instructions for 2019 - This is the link to your pre-course homework

Workshop Schedule



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 2019


Wilcock - Introduction

Wilcock - Sediment Concepts

Belmont - Watershed Hydrology and Sediment (2018 version)

Belmont - Exercise package (zip) - Readings, notes, assignment (2018 version)


Belmont - Methods (2018 version)
Wilcock - Hydraulics Review

Flood !!!

Summit Creek Exercise Field Handout Exercise Instructions Summit Ck Survey RAS Geometry
RAS Geometry as text file


Wilcock Estimating Sediment Transport
Wilcock Sediment transport and the equjilibrium channel

Logan River picnic

Cub River Exercise
Cub River Solution


Wilcock Sediment Transport & Channel Design
Provo River Design Problem
Provo River GIS
Provo River RAS
Tyler Slides

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 & 2018 are similar to, but not the same as, and not nearly as cool as Course Materials 2019