Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

Evaluation of Sediment Diversion Design Attributes and Their Impact on the Capture Efficiency

Ahmed Gaweesh

Many riverine systems have been disconnected from their receiving basins by flood-protection levees and other engineered systems. Reconnecting these alluvial rivers with their receiving basins is a viable option to nourish and sustain existing coastal wetland systems as well as to build new land. This sediment nourishment can be accomplished through direct dredging and placement or through sediment diversions. Efficient design of sediment diversions is important to maximize the land building potential. This study’s objective is to quantitatively identify key design attributes of sediment diversions, influencing their ability to capture sediment.