EFFECTS OF SEDIMENT CONTROL ON SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN THE NORTHWEST BRANCH ANACOSTIA RIVER BASIN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

Streamflow and sediment were monitored in an urbanizing drainage basin in southeastern Montgomery County, Md., from 1962 to 1972. During this period, urban construction areas averaged about three percent of the 21.1 miles squared (54.6 km squared) basin. Urban land increased from 3.5 percent in 1959 to 20 percent in 1971. Virtually all the suspended sediment was transported during storms; three-fourths of it, during large storms. High sediment yields were observed in February, March, June, and August; and low yields, generally from September through January. The decrease in sediment discharge in the latter half of the study period is attributed to a sediment-control program. Sediment discharge decreased 35 percent between 1967 and 1972, when effective control measures were installed in about half of the construction sites. /Author/

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    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  USA  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • Yorke, T H
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00125334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM