Application of Rosgen's BANCS model for NE Kansas and the development of predictive streambank erosion curves

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dc.contributor.author Sass, Christopher K.
dc.contributor.author Keane, Timothy D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T19:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T19:55:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14700
dc.description.abstract Sedimentation of waterways and reservoirs directly related to streambank erosion threatens freshwater supply. This study sought to provide a tool that accurately predicts annual streambank erosion rates in NE Kansas. Rosgen (2001, 2006) methods were employed and 18 study banks were measured and monitored from 2007 through 2010 (May-June). Bank profiles were overlaid to calculate toe pin area change due to erosional processes. Streambanks experienced varied erosion rates from similar Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI)-Near Bank Stress (NBS) combinations producing R[superscript]2 values of 0.77 High-Very High BEHI rating and 0.75 Moderate BEHI rating regarding predictive erosion curves for NE Kansas. Moderate ratings demonstrated higher erosion rates than High-Very High ratings and BEHI trend lines intersected at lower NBS ratings, suggesting a discrepancy in the fit of the model to conditions in the NE Kansas region. BEHI model factors were evaluated and assessed for additional influences exerted in the region. Woody vegetation adjacent to the stream seemed to provide the most variation in erosion rates. This study's findings allowed us to calibrate and modify the existing BEHI model according to woody vegetation occurrence levels along streambanks with high clay content. Modifications regarding vegetation occurrence of the BEHI model was completed and the results of these modifications generated new curves resulting in R[superscript]2 values of 0.84 High-Very High BEHI and 0.88 Moderate BEHI ratings. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752- 1688.2012.00644.x/full en_US
dc.rights Acknowledgement of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, the American Water Resources Association and Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com en_US
dc.subject Erosion prediction en_US
dc.subject BANCS model en_US
dc.subject Rosgen en_US
dc.subject Streambank vegetation en_US
dc.subject Streambank erosion en_US
dc.title Application of Rosgen's BANCS model for NE Kansas and the development of predictive streambank erosion curves en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2012.00644.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 787 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of the American Water Resources Association en_US
dc.citation.spage 774 en_US
dc.citation.volume 48 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid whisker, csass en_US

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