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Document title

Sustained reworking of hydraulic mining sediment in California: G.K. Gilbert's sediment wave model reconsidered

published at : Geomorphology and geoecology. Fluvial geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JAMES L.A. ;

Abstract

Hydraulic gold mining in the Sierra Nevada generated large volumes of sediment in the 19th century. Topographic surveys document several meters of mining sediment erosion in the bassin following a 1986 flood. The continued storage and mobility of sediment in the bassin indicate increased sediment loads over pre-mining levels and call for reevaluation of Gilbert's symmetrical sediment wave model. In basins where channel storage is substantial, a sediment wave should be right-skewed in respect to time due to protracted sediment releases from easily eroded, unconsolidated deposits

Source

Congrès

Symposium. 2nd International Conference on geomorphology: geomorphology and geoecology, Frankfurt/Main , ALLEMAGNE (03/09/1989)

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1993, no 88 [pp. 49-66]

Bibliographic references : 60 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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