(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Effectiveness and geomorphological impacts of check dams for soil erosion control in a semiarid Mediterranean catchment : El Cárcavo (Murcia, Spain)


The effectiveness of transverse structures (check dams) and their effects on the morphology of ephemeral channels (ramblas) were investigated in a semiarid, highly degraded catchment. In the study area, 36 dams were surveyed, of which 29 were filled up with sediments, 2 had been destroyed and only 5 had still not completely filled with sediments. Field observations of changes in the cross-sectional shape of the stream channel, the composition of channel bed material, and bankfull stage measurements indicated that the dams cause erosion downstream


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 70, no3 [pp. 416-427]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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