Project Number: 6060-13000-025-01
Start Date: Jun 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2016
In order to better assess and better predict soil erosion and sediment movement in the stream system of agricultural watershed, existing technology must be upgraded to assess and improve predictions for more realistic conditions in particular those that are encountered during extreme events that threatens life, property, and agricultural production areas. The objectives of this project relate to The Action Plan of the National Program NP211, Problem Area 2 concerning prediction and quantification of in-stream erosion and sedimentation processes. Specifically, the first objective addresses the need for improving the capability, accuracy, and efficiency of the computational modeling technology of free surface flows in stream systems of watersheds that must reflect more realistic and complex physical realizations, conditions and processes (2.2). The second objective relates to erosion and sediment movement during rapidly varying flows such as in gully development (2.1), dam failure and removal (2.1, 2.2), embankment erosion and channel migration (2.4). The third one relates to the transport and physical dispersion of sediment attached, dissolved, and exchanged between the sediment and water phase in open water bodies of the agricultural environment (2.2). The fourth objective concerns the development of decision support systems for better water management purposes such as for watershed protection, flood prevention, and environmental protection (2.3 and 2.4).