(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Magnitude and frequency relations of bankfull flows and bed-material entrainment in the Llano River watershed, Central Texas, USA

published at : The physical geography of medium-sized rivers, focusing on the Southeastern and South-Central United States. Part II

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, ETATS-UNIS


Bankfull channel geometry and bed-material entrainment are examined in the Llano River watershed in central Texas, which is characterized by mixed alluvial-bedrock boundaries and a highly variable flow regime. Field data, including cross-section surveys and sediment samples from 17 sites, are coupled with one-dimensional hydraulic models and flood-frequency analyses to compute recurrence intervals of bankfull and entrainment conditions. Recurrence intervals of flows that entrain median-sized bed material are consistently less than 1 year, whereas flows that define bankfull morphology range from 1 to 4 years (median of 1.75 years). Recurrence intervals of flows responsible for incipient entrainment of relatively coarse bed material are typically less than 1.5 years, but complete mobilization of this size fraction occurs less frequently than bankfull flows


Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no 6 [pp. 533-560-]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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