(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

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Bank permeability in an Australian ephemeral dry-land stream : variation with stage resulting from mud deposition and sediment clogging

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This paper presents the results of 69 field determinations of bank infiltrability made on Fowlers Creek, an ephemeral dryland stream located in arid western New South Wales. Fowlers Creek carries high concentrations of suspended sediments, which are deposited as mud drapes on the bed, banks and floodplain. Results demonstrate that infiltration rates are lowest at the base of the banks, and tend to increase steadily with elevation on the bank, even above the apparent upper limit of mud drapes. The increase in infiltration rate and sediment texture mapped in the field are reasoned to be the product of many clogging episodes in past flood events having different peak stages


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no2 [pp. 226-243]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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