The non-tidal, navigable Thames: a bank erosion management strategy
Reed, Sue (1999) The non-tidal, navigable Thames: a bank erosion management strategy. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Processes and mechanisms of bank erosion on the non-tidal, navigable River Thames were identified and investigated using site specific monitoring and extensive geomorphic surveys. As a lowland, impounded river the Thames has little potential for bank erosion associated with reach-scale morphological channel adjustments. In fact, erosion is closely related to local conditions at the bank and significant processes and mechanisms include fluvial entrainment, slumping, and weakening and weathering of in situ bank material. Approximately 38.5km of eroding bankline was measured (-10% of the total length). Average rates of bank erosion monitored ranged from 0.05ni/yr to -0.5m/yr. The relative contribution to bank retreat of each process or mechanism depends on local conditions such as the use of the bank, the type of bank material and the bank geometry and the type of vegetation.
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