La Houille Blanche
Number 1, Février 2007150e anniversaire des crues de 1856
|Page(s)||86 - 94|
|Published online||20 March 2007|
Réponse morphologique des chenaux alluviaux aux travaux d'entretien : le cas des chenaux secondaires végétalisés de la Loire moyenne
Morphological response of alluvial channels to maintenance operations: the case of the vegetated secondary channels of the River Loire
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During the ten last years, fluvial maintenance operations were carried out in order to restore flow capacity and to promote sediment reworking in the secondary vegetated channels of the Loire River (France). This paper describes the evolution of vegetation and sediment dynamics after management operations performed on a secondary channel located in the middle reaches of the Loire. Investigations done in the area of Bréhémont (790 km downstream of the source) have highlighted a rapid colonization of the channel by woody pioneer vegetation after the management works. These trees exert a strong influence on both flow and sediment dynamics. This paper suggests that multidisciplinary surveys should be done during and after the river management operations in order to increase our understanding of the response of the river to disturbances caused by fluvial maintenance works.
Key words: Réseaux hydrographiques : fleuves , rivières et canaux
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2007
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