WIT Press

Influence Of River Mouth Sand Spit Level On The Time Variation Of River Stage And Bed Topography

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990011

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

899 kb

Author(s)

H. Tanaka and M.A. Samad

Abstract

Presence of sand spits at river mouths interrupt effluent flood flow into the sea. An appropriate flushing of the sand spit could reduce flooding intensity in the adjoining areas. Initial sand spit elevation influences initiation and development of flushing through a complex interaction of effluent flood discharge, tidal level and sediment transport processes. Present paper describes the influence of initial sand spit level on the time variation of river stage and corresponding development of bed topography under the actions of both tide and high flood flows. Model results show that initial sand spit level influences the magnitude of peak water level and its arrival time. The over-topping of sand spit and ini

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