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Sediment Budget for Source Analysis
  • Patrick Belmont, Utah State University
  • E. Viparelli
  • P. Wilcock
Excessive suspended sediment in rivers is often the combined result of complex interactions between climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and human land use. Developing a process-based understanding of these interactions represents a formidable challenge for sustainable watershed management. Toward this end, sediment budgets and sediment routing models can be used in combination as effective tools for assembling various types of information regarding the sources, sinks, and transport pathways of fine-grained sediment in rivers. Here we discuss the development of a sediment budget and routing model for the Le Sueur River, south-central Minnesota, a watershed that is naturally inclined to generate a high sediment yields for reasons that are readily compounded by ongoing human activities.
  • Sediment Budget for Source Analysis
Publication Date
2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 27 - July 1, 2010
Citation Information
Belmont, P., Viparelli, E., and Wilcock, P. (2010) Sediment Budget for Source Analysis. 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference. June 2010. Las Vegas, Nevada.