(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Geomorphological analysis and evolution of an altered floodplain drainage system. The case of the Partido Stream (Spain)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) ETSI de Montes, Univ. Politécnica, Madrid, ESPAGNE


The Partido Stream is a small torrential course that flows into the marsh of the Doñana National Park, an area that was declared a World Heritage Site in 1994. The stream was straightened and channelised in 1981 to cultivate the old fan. This resulted in floods that were concentrated between the banks in the following years. Control measures on the old fan were implemented in 2006 to stop the development of the new alluvial fan downstream over the marsh. Thus, the stream would partially recover its original behaviour that it had before channelisation, moving forwards in a new, balanced state. This study describes the geomorphological evolution that channelisation has caused since 1981 and the later slow process of recovery of the original hydraulic-sedimentation regime since 2006. Additionally, it deepens the understanding of the original hydraulic behaviour of the stream, combining field data and 2D simulations


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, no118 [pp. 136-146]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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