144 Regulated Lowland Rivers
Part 12. Open-Channel Flow
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
de Vriend, H. J. 2006. Regulated Lowland Rivers. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 12:144.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
The article describes flow, sediment transport, and morphological processes in regulated lowland rivers and the impact of human activities thereon. It gives some elementary examples of the morphological response to deviations from a prismatic straight channel, in an attempt to bridge part of the gap between textbook knowledge and reality. Moreover, it shows that even a regulated river is still to some extent natural, thus variable and unpredictable.
- discharge variability;
- flood flow;
- lowland rivers;
- regulated rivers;
- sediment transport