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Channel changes following reservoir construction on a Lowland English River

Petts, Geoffrey E. and Pratts, J.D. (1983) Channel changes following reservoir construction on a Lowland English River. Catena, 10 (1-2). pp. 77-85. ISSN 0341-8162

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0341-8162(83)80006-X


The effects of base-flow augmentation upon cohesive boundary channels are assessed by the examination of the River Ter, Essex, U.K. Channel changes are identified from the comparison of field data for fifteen cross-sections surveyed before, nine and fifteen years after the completion of an off-line storage reservoir. A ten-fold increase of low-flow discharge below the reservoir appears to be responsible for a two-fold increase of channel capacity. Variations in the magnitude and direction of change observed between individual locations were directly related to the initial channel form.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:9147
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