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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Model Study of a Riffle-Pool Rock Chute

item Robinson, Kerry
item Mueller, John - NRCS
item Kadavy, Kem

Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 25, 2001
Publication Date: July 20, 2001
Citation: Robinson, K.M., Mueller, J.W., Kadavy, K.C. 2001. Model study of a riffle-pool rock chute. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Paper No. 012079. 23 p.

Technical Abstract: A model study was performed to evaluate a new in-stream grade-control structure. A rock chute or loose riprap structure was modified to include three riffle-pool sequences. The structure is designed as an in-stream grade-stabilization measure that allows fish passage and biological enhancement. This paper summarizes the results of a three phase model study that examined the seepage characteristics, rock stability, flow velocities, and overall hydraulic performance of this structure. The models suggest that the structure will perform well and provide a viable new treatment technique for in-stream grade stabilization.

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