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144 Regulated Lowland Rivers

Part 12. Open-Channel Flow

  1. Huib J de Vriend

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa152

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

de Vriend, H. J. 2006. Regulated Lowland Rivers. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 12:144.

Author Information

  1. WL Delft Hydraulics, Delft, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. 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;
  • morphology;
  • regulated rivers;
  • sediment transport