When there is a significant change in discharge or sediment load, due to flood or construction of a reservoir for example, erosion and deposition cause the geometry of an alluvial channel to change rapidly. in order to achieve a new equi1ibrium condition. Because the process is a highly complex mu1ti-component, multi-dimensional, and time dependent process its complete mathematical modeling is not feasible at the present time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Apr 1987|