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The role of impoundments in the sediment budget of the conterminous United States

Dams and geomorphology. Special issue

Auteurs :
RENWICK, W.H.
SMITH, S.V.
BARTLEY, J.D.
BUDDEMEIER, R.W.
BEYER, P.J.

Description :
The AA. use the term impoundments to refer to artificial water bodies regardless of size (reservoirs and ponds). They examine the role of these small impoundments in the sediment budget, at the sub-continental scale. Specifically, they estimate the total volume of sedimentation occurring in small impoundments and compare that quantity to other components of the fluvial sediment budget for the conterminous U.S. It is clear that most sedimentation is now taking place in subaqueous rather than subaerial environments, and that small impoundments are a major sediment sink.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 2005, vol. 71, n°. 1-2, p. 99-111, nombre de pages : 13, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 51 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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