Topographic Evolution of Sand Bars

  1. Robert H. Webb,
  2. John C. Schmidt,
  3. G. Richard Marzolf and
  4. Richard A. Valdez
  1. E. D. Andrews1,
  2. Christopher E. Johnston1,
  3. John C. Schmidt2 and
  4. Mark Gonzales3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM110p0117

The Controlled Flood in Grand Canyon

The Controlled Flood in Grand Canyon

How to Cite

Andrews, E. D., Johnston, C. E., Schmidt, J. C. and Gonzales, M. (1999) Topographic Evolution of Sand Bars, in The Controlled Flood in Grand Canyon (eds R. H. Webb, J. C. Schmidt, G. R. Marzolf and R. A. Valdez), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM110p0117

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, Colorado

  2. 2

    Department of Geography and Earth Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

  3. 3

    Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900933

Online ISBN: 9781118664711



  • Floods—Arizona—Grand Canyon National Park;
  • Steamflow—Arizona—Grand Canyon National Park;
  • Sedimentation and deposition—Arizona—Grand Canyon National Park;
  • Aquatic biology—Arizona—Grand Canyon National Park;
  • Floods—Colorado River (Colo.-Mex.);
  • Streamflow—Colorado River (Colo.-Mex.);
  • Sedimentation and deposition—Colorado River (Colo-Mex.)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measurement of Sand Bar Erosion and Deposition

  • Topographic Evolution of Eddy Sand Deposits

  • Conclusion