Investigation of Erosion Phenomena and Mass Erosion Area Susceptible in Mahmoodabad River Banks

M Taghavi-Jelodar, M Hasirchian, J Taghavi
The purpose of this investigation is to provide an understanding of river bank stability and erosion that may be useful to develop a model for relationship between river width parameter, rate of erosion and sediment runoff correlating with bank erosion. This paper also presents the results of an exploratory study on the mass erosion from some cross sections on Mahmoodabad River within Mahmoodabad city of Iran. Failure block width which is particularly important in the design of river
more » ... of river engineering and bank stabilization works is predicted. The investigation shows that bank erosion causes losses of agricultural land. So the rational bank protection design is a significant requirement in Mahmoodabad river bank. The results of this investigation are based on a field study of geotechnical and surveying which failure block geometry, sediment from erosion and instability areas are determined.