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dc.contributor.advisorPrestegaard, Karen Len_US
dc.contributor.authorMcDowell, Mallorien_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-08T05:41:56Z
dc.date.available2016-09-08T05:41:56Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2FN6H
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18778
dc.description.abstractStreams in urban areas often utilize channelization and other bank erosion control measures to improve flood conveyance, reduce channel migration, and overbank flooding. This leads to reductions in evapotranspiration and sediment storage on floodplains. The purpose of this study is to quantify the evapotranspiration and sediment transport capacity in the Anacostia Watershed, a large Coastal Plain urban watershed, and to compare these processes to a similar sized non-urban watershed. Times series data of hydrologic and hydraulic changes in the Anacostia, as urbanization progressed between 1939-2014, were also analyzed. The data indicates lower values of warm season runoff in the non-urban stream, suggesting a shift from evapotranspiration to runoff in urban streams. Channelization in the Anacostia also increased flow velocities and decreased high flow width. The high velocities associated with channelization and the removal of floodplain storage sites allows for the continued downstream transport of sediment despite stream bank stabilization.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleComparison of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Characteristics of the Anacostia River to Non-Urban Coastal Streamsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMarine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHydrologic sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledGeomorphologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledChannelizationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGeomorphologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHydraulicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHydrologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrbanizationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWatersheden_US


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