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Compensating human interventions at a river bifurcation

Published on 11/02/2021 by Gensen, M. R. A., Warmink, J. J., Huthoff, F., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H.

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Matthijs R.A. Gensen

University of Twente

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Model schematization, in the configuration in which two dike set-backs are implemented.

Innovative components

In this study we assess the impact of river interventions under a range of discharges and roughness conditions to possibly counteract the feedback mechanism between water levels and discharge at a bifurcating river.

Implications to practice

Human interventions in a bifurcating river system can disturb the discharge distribution at the river bifurcation, which causes unwanted water level increases in the branch which receives additional discharge. To avoid increases in the water level, a set of compensating interventions can be designed such that they counteract each other’s effect at the bifurcation.

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Conference proceedings

  • Gensen, M. R. A., Warmink, J. J., Huthoff, F., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2021). Compensating human interventions at a river bifurcation. 46-47. Abstract from NCR Days 2021, Enschede, Netherlands.
  • Gensen, M. R. A., Warmink, J. J., Hulscher, S. J. M. H., & Huthoff, F. (2020). Effects of a river intervention on water levels in a bifurcating river system. In W. Uijttewaal, M. J. Franca, D. Valero, V. Chavarrias, C. Ylla Arbos, R. Schielen, & A. Crosato (Eds.), River Flow 2020: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 July 2020) (pp. 1890-1898). CRC Press/Balkema.
  • Gensen, M. R. A., Warmink, J. J., Huthoff, F., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2020). Uncertain amount of impact of a river intervention in a bifurcating river system. In M. Boersema, R. Schielen, E. van Eijsbergen, & J. G. Rinsema (Eds.), Managing changing rivers: NCR Days 2020, Nijmegen, February 13 & 14: Book of abstracts (pp. 80-81). Netherlands Centre for River Studies.

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