URBAN SEDIMENT PROBLEMS: A STATEMENT ON SCOPE, RESEARCH, LEGISLATION, AND EDUCATION

The present system of coping with accelerated erosion and sediment movement in areas of urban development tends towards application of a large array of control techniques, mostly borrowed from rural settings. But too little is known of their control effectiveness, or whether they represent the optimum treatment, or whether they are needed in the first place. A systematic method is needed for estimating sediment movement that can be coupled with a specifically designed set of controls to minimize the adverse effects of sediment movement. This should be done in a manner that would insure that the probable reduction in damages would exceed the cost of application of such control. The report examines the need for legislative, educational, and research activities to stimulate progress in solving the many different kinds of urban sediment problems.

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 329-340
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 11256 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM