Morphometric Assessment of Meandering River in Arid Region Using Improvement Model (Case Study: Maroon River)

Mehran Maghsoudi, Seyyed Mohammad Zamanzadeh, Mojtaba Yamani, Abdolhossein Hajizadeh
2017 Journal of Water Resource and Protection  
To understand the natural environments of drylands, deserts, arid and semiarid regions of the earth is to understand the processes and forms of their rivers. One of the river studies and fluvial processes are morphometry analyses. The channel forms in an alluvial plain reflecting the movement of water and the particle size of the load flowing down the channel. The dynamics of channel change has led to conflict with human resource development. Three basic channel patterns are detected in the
more » ... detected in the region. They are braided, meandering and straight. In this research for assessment of meandering Maroon River, we used DEM (Digital Elevation System), Topography maps, Arc GIS software, Google earth, field work and library studies and mathematic formula. The two general indices for analyzing meandering patterns are 1) sinuosity coefficient 2) central angle. In this paper, the authors were used these factors and improved them. One of the results is creation of direction index and the second result is the Maroon River which has a type of sinuosity in any reach.
doi:10.4236/jwarp.2017.94024 fatcat:cqitnv3nrzc53ijqfmdfdbtwzy