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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: TECHNOLOGIES FOR ASSESSING SEDIMENT MOVEMENT & THE INTEGRITY OF FLOOD CONTROL STRUCTURES, STREAMBANKS, & EARTHEN POND-LEVEES & EMBANKMENTS

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Flow near a model spur dike with a fixed scoured bed     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhnle, R.A., Alonso, C.V. 2013. Flow near a model spur dike with a fixed scoured bed. International Journal of Sediment Research. 28(3):349-357.
Groundwater seepage mechanisms of streambank erosion and failure - (Proceedings)
Fox, G.A., Wilson, G.V., Midgley, T., Almadhhachi, A., Carson, R. 2012. Groundwater seepage mechanisms of streambank erosion and failure. International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution, ASABE Specialty Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 19-24, 2011. doi:10.13031/2013.39206.
Internal erosion during soil pipe flow: Role in gully erosion and hillslope instability - (Proceedings)
Wilson, G.V., Nieber, J., Sidle, R.C. 2012. Internal erosion during soil pipe flow: Role in gully erosion and hillslope instability. ASABE Annual International Meeting. CD-Rom Proceedings of the 18-21 September 2011 Conference Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska. pp 1-8.
Internal erosion during soil pipeflow: state of science for experimental and numerical analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, G.V., Nieber, J., Sidle, R.C., Fox, G.A. 2013. Internal erosion during soil pipeflow: State of the science for experimental and numerical analysis. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2):465-478.
Seepage-induced streambank erosion and instability: in-situ constant-head experiments     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Midgley, T.L., Fox, G.A., Wilson, G.V., Heeren, D.M., Langendoen, E.J., Simon, A. 2012. Seepage-induced streambank erosion and instability: in-situ constant-head experiments. Journal Hydrologic Engineering. 18(10):1200-1210.
Spatial distribution of pipe collapses in Goodwin Creek Watershed, Mississippi     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, T., Wilson, G.V. 2013. Spatial distribution of pipe collapses in Goodwin Creek Watershed, Mississippi. Hydrological Processes. 27:2032-2040.
Suspended Load - (Book / Chapter)
Kuhnle, R.A. 2013. Suspended Load. In: Shroder, J.F. (Editor-in-Chief), Wohl, E. (Volume Editor), Treatise on Geomorphology Vol. 9, Fluvial Geomorphology, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 124-136. (Book Chapter).
Acoustic measurements of soil pipeflow and internal erosion     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Z., Wilson, G.V. 2012. Acoustic measurements of soil pipeflow and internal erosion. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:853-866. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2011.0308.
Seepage and piping: Solitary and integrated mechanisms of streambank erosion and failure - (Popular Publication)
Fox, G., and Wilson, G.V. 2012. Seepage and piping: Solitary and integrated mechanisms of streambank erosion and failure. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 13-14.
Effects of grass and shrub cover on the critical unit stream power in overland flow - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, P., Yao, W., Romkens, M.J. 2011. Effects of grass and shrub cover on the critical unit stream power in overland flow. International Journal of Sediment Research. 26:(3)387-394.
Earthen embankment erosion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(29-Jul-11)
Phenomena of drag reduction on saltating sediment in shallow, supercritical flows - (Proceedings)
Prasad, S.N., Suryadevara, M.R., Romkens, M.J. 2011. Phenomena of drag reduction on saltating sediment in shallow, supercritical flows. International Association of Hydraulic Research International Symposiumon Ruver, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, PRC. Theme A: 14-22. CDROM.
Using lake sedimentation rates to quantify the effectiveness of erosion control in watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wren, D.G., Davidson, G.R. 2011. Using lake sedimentation rates to quantify the effectiveness of erosion control in watersheds. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 66(5):313-322. doi.10.1029/2010JF001859.2011.
Assessing sedimentation issues within aging of flood-control reservoirs - (Book / Chapter)
Bennett, S.J., Dunbar, J.A., Rhoton, F.E., Allen, P.M., Bigham, J.M., Davidson, G.R., Wren, D.G. 2013. Assessing sedimentation issues within aging of flood-control reservoirs. Book Chapter. 21:25-44 doi:10.1130/2013.4121(03).
An Experimental Study of Sand Transport over an Immobile Gravel Substrate - (Proceedings)
Kuhnle, R.A., Wren, D.G., Langendoen, E.J. 2010. An Experimental Study of Sand Transport over an Immobile Gravel Substrate. 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 27-July 1, 2010. CD (Conference Proceedings)
Evaluation of 2D shallow-water model for spillway flow with a complex geometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ying, X., Wang, S.S. 2010. Evaluation of 2D shallow-water model for spillway flow with a complex geometry. Journal of Hydraulic Research IAHR. 48:(2)265—268.
Acoustic Measurement of Suspended Fine Particle Concentrations by Attenuation - (Government Publication)
Carpenter, W.O., Chambers, J.P., Wren, D.G., Kuhnle, R.A., Diers, J.A. 2009. Acoustic Measurement of Suspended Fine Particle Concentrations by Attenuation. USDA ARS national Sedimentation Laboratory Research Report No. 67, 62 p. (Funded research project completion report)
Hydrologic and Hydraulic effects of Riparian Root Networks on Streambank Stability: Is Mechanical Root-Reinforcement the Whole Story? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bankhead, N.L., Simon, A. 2010. Hydrologic and Hydraulic effects of Riparian Root Networks on Streambank Stability: Is Mechanical Root-Reinforcement the Whole Story? Geomorphology. 116:353-362.
Acoustic measurements of clay-size particles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carpenter, W.O., Chambers, J.P., Wren, D.G., Kuhnle, R.A., Diers, J.A. 2009. Acoustic measurements of clay-size particles. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 126(6):190-195.
Flow and sand transport over an immobile gravel bed. - (Proceedings)
Wren, D.G., Langendoen, E.J., Kuhnle, R.A. 2009. Flow and sand transport over an immobile gravel bed. Congress of International Association for Hydraulic Research Proceedings. 8 pages. August 9-14/2009.
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF RIPARIAN PROCESSES ON STREAMBANK STABILITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Langendoen, E.J., Lowrance, R.R., Simon, A. 2009. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF RIPARIAN PROCESSES ON STREAMBANK STABILITY. Ecohydrology. 2:360-369.
Measurement and prediction of the size of suspended sediment over dunes - (Proceedings)
Kuhnle, R.A., Wren, D.G. 2009. Measurement and prediction of the size of suspended sediment over dunes. Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydrdaulic Research Congress. Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 8 pp. August 9-14, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings
3D Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Buoyant Flow and Heat Transport in a Curved Open Channel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chao, X., Jia, Y., Wang, S.S.Y. 2009. 3D Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Buoyant Flow and Heat Transport in a Curved Open Channel. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 135(7), 554-563.
Modeling dam-break flows using finite volume method on unstructured grid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ying, X., Jorgeson, J., Wang, S.S.Y. 2009. Modeling dam-break flows using finite volume method on unstructured grid. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics. 3(2), 184-194.
Measurements of Coupled Fluid and Sediment Motion Over Mobile Sand Dunes in a Laboratory Flume - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wren, D.G., Kuhnle, R.A. 2008. Measurements of Coupled Fluid and Sediment Motion Over Mobile Sand Dunes in a Laboratory Flume. International Journal of Sediment Research. Vol. 23 (4) pp.329-337.
Development of Floating Wave Barriers for Cost Effective Protection of Irrigation Pond Levees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ozeren, Y., Wren, D.G., Alonso, C.V. 2008. Development of Floating Wave Barriers for Cost Effective Protection of Irrigation Pond Levees. Transactions of the ASABE. 51(5): 1599-1612.
Quantifying Reductions of Mass-Failure Frequency and Sediment Loadings from Streambanks Using Toe Protection and Other Means: Lake Tahoe, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simon, A., Bankhead, N.L., Mahacek, V., Langendoen, E.J. 2009. Quantifying Reductions of Mass-Failure Frequency and Sediment Loadings from Streambanks Using Toe Protection and Other Means: Lake Tahoe, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 45(1)1-17.
Modeling Flow and Vegetation Effects in a Curved Channel - (Proceedings)
Jia, Y., Alonso, C.V., Simon, A., Wells, R.R., Wang, S. 2008. Modeling Flow and Vegetation Effects in a Curved Channel. Environmental and Water Resources Institute World Congress Proceedings. pp 1-13 (doi 10.1061/40976(316)472).
Quantifying Existing and Potential Reductions in Sediment Loads from Streambanks - (Proceedings)
Simon, A., Bankhead, N.L., Mahacek, V., Langendoen, E.J. 2008. Quantifying Existing and Potential Reductions in Sediment Loads from Streambanks. Environmental and Water Resources Institute World Congress Proceedings. Honolulu, HI, May, 2008. 10 p. (CD-ROM)
Influence of Seepage Undercutting on the Root Reinforcement of Streambanks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancienne, R.M., Fox, G.A., Simon, A. 2008. Influence of Seepage Undercutting on the Stability of Root Reinforced Streambanks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.1657.
A Coupled Finite-Volume Model for 2-D Surface and 3-D Subsurface Flows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Z., Wu, W., Wang, S.S.Y. 2008. A Coupled Finite-Volume Model for 2-D Surface and 3-D Subsurface Flows. Journal Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE) 13(9), 835-845.
Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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