(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Assessment of the geomorphic effects of large floods using streamgage data : the 1951 floods in eastern Kansas, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOWEN M.W. (1) ; JURACEK K.E. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, ETATS-UNIS
(2) U.S. Geological Survey, Kansas, Lawrence, ETATS-UNIS


Data from 23 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages were analyzed to assess the geomorphic effects (short-term change and subsequent recovery) of the record 1951 floods on streams in eastern Kansas. Flood-related, channel-bed elevation change was indicated for 17 gage sites, with substantial deposition at 5 sites and substantial erosion at 2 sites. An assessment of post-flood bed elevation recovery was possible for several sites. It was demonstrated that an analysis of streamgage data is a potentially useful technique for assessing the geomorphic effects of a large flood at a site, provided that the gage has a long period of record and is located on an alluvial channel


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 52-77]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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