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Title: Sediment erosion and transport at the Rio Grande mouth : report for the National Border Technology Program and International Boundary and Water Commission.

Abstract

The mouth of the Rio Grande has become silted up, obstructing its flow into the Gulf of Mexico. This is problematic in that it has created extensive flooding. The purpose of this study was to determine the erosion and transport potential of the sediments obstructing the flow of the Rio Grande by employing a unique Mobile High Shear Stress flume developed by Sandia's Carlsbad Programs Group for the US Army Corps of Engineers. The flume measures in-situ sediment erosion properties at shear stresses ranging from normal flow to flood conditions for a variable depth sediment core. The flume is in a self-contained trailer that can be placed on site in the field. Erosion rates and sediment grain size distributions were determined from sediment samples collected in and around the obstruction and were subsequently used to characterize the erosion potential of the sediments under investigation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]; ; ;
  1. University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
918299
Report Number(s):
SAND2003-4028
TRN: US200818%%202
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RIO GRANDE RIVER; RIVER DELTAS; SEDIMENTS; EROSION; FLOW BLOCKAGE; GULF OF MEXICO; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GRAIN SIZE

Citation Formats

Chapin, D. Michael, Jr., Langford, Richard, Neu, Roene, Buhalts, Randy A, Jepsen, Richard Alan, and Roberts, Jesse Daniel. Sediment erosion and transport at the Rio Grande mouth : report for the National Border Technology Program and International Boundary and Water Commission.. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/918299.
Chapin, D. Michael, Jr., Langford, Richard, Neu, Roene, Buhalts, Randy A, Jepsen, Richard Alan, & Roberts, Jesse Daniel. Sediment erosion and transport at the Rio Grande mouth : report for the National Border Technology Program and International Boundary and Water Commission.. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/918299
Chapin, D. Michael, Jr., Langford, Richard, Neu, Roene, Buhalts, Randy A, Jepsen, Richard Alan, and Roberts, Jesse Daniel. Sat . "Sediment erosion and transport at the Rio Grande mouth : report for the National Border Technology Program and International Boundary and Water Commission.". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/918299. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/918299.
@article{osti_918299,
title = {Sediment erosion and transport at the Rio Grande mouth : report for the National Border Technology Program and International Boundary and Water Commission.},
author = {Chapin, D. Michael, Jr. and Langford, Richard and Neu, Roene and Buhalts, Randy A and Jepsen, Richard Alan and Roberts, Jesse Daniel},
abstractNote = {The mouth of the Rio Grande has become silted up, obstructing its flow into the Gulf of Mexico. This is problematic in that it has created extensive flooding. The purpose of this study was to determine the erosion and transport potential of the sediments obstructing the flow of the Rio Grande by employing a unique Mobile High Shear Stress flume developed by Sandia's Carlsbad Programs Group for the US Army Corps of Engineers. The flume measures in-situ sediment erosion properties at shear stresses ranging from normal flow to flood conditions for a variable depth sediment core. The flume is in a self-contained trailer that can be placed on site in the field. Erosion rates and sediment grain size distributions were determined from sediment samples collected in and around the obstruction and were subsequently used to characterize the erosion potential of the sediments under investigation.},
doi = {10.2172/918299},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/918299}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {11}
}