Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement

Eito Kase, Shiro Maeno

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Abstract

After dam construction, the flow and sediment regime change downstream from the dam. For example, the armor coat progresses because of sediment trapping by the dam. To solve these problems, 'sediment replenishment' has been executed recently. Nevertheless, it is difficult to maintain effects of sediment replenishment over the long term because the restored sediments are washed away easily in steep rivers, especially in slippery bedrock sections. Therefore, the authors have proposed techniques that promote gravel sedimentation by improving riverbed forms. The effects of proposed techniques such as the river widening and multistep masonry weirs were investigated using a two-dimensional numerical model. Results showed that the proposed techniques are useful to reduce tractive force in steep rivers. They can create a desirable bed state for river ecosystems with various gravel sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty
Subtitle of host publicationWater in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
PublisherInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
Pages2847-2854
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780858258686
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Event34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Jun 26 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

Name34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering

Conference

Conference34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6/26/117/1/11

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bedform
Ecology
Dams
Sediments
dam
ecology
Recovery
Rivers
sediment
Gravel
river
gravel
Weirs
dam construction
Armor
masonry
Sedimentation
Ecosystems
trapping
Numerical models

Keywords

  • Armor coat
  • Bedrock
  • Downstream of dam
  • Environmental restoration
  • River channel modification
  • Steep rivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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Kase, E., & Maeno, S. (2011). Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement. In 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering (pp. 2847-2854). (34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering). International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement. / Kase, Eito; Maeno, Shiro.

34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2011. p. 2847-2854 (34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kase, E & Maeno, S 2011, Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement. in 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), pp. 2847-2854, 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, 6/26/11.
Kase E, Maeno S. Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement. In 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). 2011. p. 2847-2854. (34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering).
Kase, Eito ; Maeno, Shiro. / Investigation of recovery techniques of ecology potential downstream from a dam using bed form improvement. 34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2011. pp. 2847-2854 (34th IAHR Congress 2011 - Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World, Incorporating the 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering).
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