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Sediment Budget Template Applied to Aberdeen Pool

Sharp, J. A., & McAnally, W. H. (2011). Sediment Budget Template Applied to Aberdeen Pool. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. 8(4), 12.

This work creates a Sediment Budget Template (SBT) with Aberdeen Pool on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway as the demonstration site. USGS data are the basis for the Power Curve Program which defines the sediment behaviour in terms of a power function. The second program, Tier 1 Program, uses the power curve coefficients along with the bankfull discharge to define the sediment fluxes. Thirdly, the Tier 2 Program uses power curve coefficients to calculate daily sediment flux which are integrated over each year. Lastly, the computer program SIAM is used. Comparison among the methods provides an estimate of the final depositional approximation.