Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves

L. De Doncker, R. Verhoeven, Peter A Troch, N. Desmet, P. Meire, P. Seuntjes

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Abstract

Research on river ecosystems asks for a multidisciplinary approach. All components such as water, macrophytes, sediment, suspended solids, etc. play an important role. The presence of macrophytes in rivers has an influence on water levels and flow patterns since a wealthy vegetation growth causes back water effects and consequently higher upstream water levels. In view of this, flood risk increases in periods of higher flows and greater vegetation growth. So, river management also deals with the control of vegetation. Good management contributes not only to the quality of the water and the ecosystem, but also to flood protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
Pages331-339
Number of pages9
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM'08 - The New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: May 21 2008May 23 2008

Other

Other7th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM'08
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityThe New Forest
Period5/21/085/23/08

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Vegetation
Rivers
Propagation
Water levels
Water
Ecosystems
Suspended sediments
Ecosystem
Flow patterns
Sediment
Flow Pattern
Influence

Keywords

  • Backwater effect
  • Ecological modelling
  • Vegetated rivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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De Doncker, L., Verhoeven, R., Troch, P. A., Desmet, N., Meire, P., & Seuntjes, P. (2008). Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. In WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Vol. 59, pp. 331-339) https://doi.org/10.2495/AFM080321

Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. / De Doncker, L.; Verhoeven, R.; Troch, Peter A; Desmet, N.; Meire, P.; Seuntjes, P.

WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. Vol. 59 2008. p. 331-339.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

De Doncker, L, Verhoeven, R, Troch, PA, Desmet, N, Meire, P & Seuntjes, P 2008, Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. in WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. vol. 59, pp. 331-339, 7th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM'08, The New Forest, United Kingdom, 5/21/08. https://doi.org/10.2495/AFM080321
De Doncker L, Verhoeven R, Troch PA, Desmet N, Meire P, Seuntjes P. Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. In WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. Vol. 59. 2008. p. 331-339 https://doi.org/10.2495/AFM080321
De Doncker, L. ; Verhoeven, R. ; Troch, Peter A ; Desmet, N. ; Meire, P. ; Seuntjes, P. / Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. Vol. 59 2008. pp. 331-339
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