Show simple item record MacKay, George Hugh en_US 2009-12-01T17:09:56Z 2009-12-01T17:09:56Z 1970 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72792598 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis, which fulfills part of the requirements for a degree of M. Sc. at the University of Manitoba, presents the results of a study into some aspects of the geomorphology of the Wilson Creek Experimental Watershed. Data that has been gathered in the watershed over the past decade has been studied to determine rates of erosion in the escarpmental portion of the watershed and rates of deposition in the Wilson Creek Delta. Studies based on sediment transport data were made to determine the average annual rate of sediment transport over the past ten years which includes the influence of a headwater detention basin. Studies were also made to determine the effect of the headwater reservoir in reducing the average annual sediment discharge. The annual cost of headwater storage in the Wilson Creek Experimental Watershed was determined and compared to the reduced annual maintenance costs in the artificial drain through the Wilson Creek Delta. It was found that headwater storage cannot be justified on sediment discharge reduction alone. However, evidence indicates that reduction in flood damage accruing to such storage is probably significant and warrants further study. en_US
dc.format.extent 42, 68 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title A quantitative study of the geomorphology of the Wilson Creek watershed, Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US Civil Engineering en_US Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US

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