3. Hydraulics and Sediment Transport of the Colorado River

  1. Donald P. Elston,
  2. George H. Billingsley and
  3. Richard A. Young
  1. Susan W. Kieffer1,
  2. Julia B. Graf2 and
  3. John C. Schmidt3

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/FT115p0048

Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona

Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona

How to Cite

Kieffer, S. W., Graf, J. B. and Schmidt, J. C. (1989) Hydraulics and Sediment Transport of the Colorado River, in Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona (eds D. P. Elston, G. H. Billingsley and R. A. Young), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/FT115p0048

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona

  2. 2

    U.S. Geological Survey, Tucson, Arizona

  3. 3

    Geology and Geography Departments, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875906423

Online ISBN: 9781118667057

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Keywords:

  • Crystal Rapids;
  • Hydra ulic and geomorphic features;
  • Hydraulics and sediment transport;
  • River channel and debris fans;
  • Sand deposits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Flow Regulation and Main-Channel Sediment Transport

  • Hydraulic and Geomorphic Features of Rapids

  • Geomorphic History of the River Channel and Debris Fans

  • The Effect of Debris Flows on the Geometry, Hydraulics, and Sediment Transport in the Colorado River Channel