Insight into the local bed-level dynamics to assist management of multi-funtional rivers

R. Pepijn van Denderen*, Andries J. Paarlberg, Denie C.M. Augustijn, Ralph M.J. Schielen

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River discharge fluctuations cause bed-level variations at various scales, resulting from spatial gradients in the river’s geometry (Bolla Pittaluga et al., 2014), local interventions (Paarlberg et al., 2020) or backwater effects (Arkesteijn et al, 2019). These bed-level variations can affect river functions such as navigation. Insight into these bed-level variations and their relation to discharge fluctuations can help to predict and prevent the formation of local bottlenecks. In this paper, we
use bi-weekly bed-level measurements of the river Waal to estimate the bed-level variations related to the river discharge, assuming that the river planform remains constant. We apply a wavelet transform to disentangle the relevant spatial scales from the measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventNCR Days 2021: Rivers in an uncertain future - Online, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Feb 202112 Feb 2021


ConferenceNCR Days 2021
Abbreviated titleNCR 2021
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