Replication Data for: Diversion of flow and sediment towards a side channel separated from a river by a longitudinal training dam

Dataset

Description

A human-made entrance to a side channel separated from the river by a longitudinal training dam can be considered a new, emergent type of river bifurcation. To understand the processes controlling the diversion of flow and sediment towards the side channel at such bifurcations, a comprehensive field-monitoring programme was performed in the Waal River, which is the main branch of the Rhine River in the Netherlands. Local processes govern the flow field in the bifurcation region. The angle between the main river flow and the flow into the side channel increases with decreasing lateral and longitudinal distance to the bifurcation point, which corresponds to the head of the training dam. The general flow pattern can be well reproduced with a uniform depth, potential flow model consisting of a superposition of main channel flow and lateral outflow. For submerged flow conditions over the sill, the side channel hydraulic conditions influence the exchange processes, yet free flow side weir theory describes the flow field at this bifurcation type qualitatively well. The vertical flow structure in the side channel, which governs the sediment exchange between the main channel and the side channel, is steered by the geometrical details of the sill. The presence of the sill structure is key to controlling the morphological stability of this type of bifurcation given its primary influence on bed load sediment import and exerts an indirect impact on suspended sediment exchange.
Date made available12 May 2020
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Temporal coverage2017 - 2018
Geospatial point51.856484,5.415390

Research Output

Diversion of flow and sediment towards a side channel separated from a river by a longitudinal training dam

de Ruijsscher, T. V., Vermeulen, B. & Hoitink, A. J. F., Jun 2020, In : Water Resources Research. 56, 6, e2019WR026750.

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    de Ruijsscher, T. (Creator), Vermeulen, B. (Creator), Hoitink, T. (Creator) (12 May 2020). Replication Data for: Diversion of flow and sediment towards a side channel separated from a river by a longitudinal training dam. Wageningen University & Research. 10.4121/uuid:a2b6bb99-b984-4d30-bbb8-bacd80f251ad