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Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves

Liesbet De Doncker (UGent) , Peter Troch (UGent) , Ronny Verhoeven (UGent) , N Desmet and P Meire
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Research on river ecosystems asks for a multidisciplinary approach. All components such as water, macrophytes, sediment, suspended solids, etc. play an important role. The presence of macrophytes in rivers has an influence on water levels and flow patterns since a wealthy vegetation growth causes back water effects and consequently higher upstream water levels. In view of this, flood risk increases in periods of higher flows and greater vegetation growth. So, river management also deals with the control of vegetation. Good management contributes not only to the quality of the water and the ecosystem, but also to flood protection.
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backwater effect, vegetated rivers, ecological modelling

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De Doncker, Liesbet, Peter Troch, Ronny Verhoeven, N Desmet, and P Meire. 2008. “Influence of Vegetation on the Propagation of Flood Waves.” In Wit Transactions on Engineering Sciences, ed. M Rahman and CA Brebbia, 59:331–340.
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De Doncker, L., Troch, P., Verhoeven, R., Desmet, N., & Meire, P. (2008). Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. In M Rahman & C. Brebbia (Eds.), WIT TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING SCIENCES (Vol. 59, pp. 331–340). Presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics.
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De Doncker L, Troch P, Verhoeven R, Desmet N, Meire P. Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves. In: Rahman M, Brebbia C, editors. WIT TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING SCIENCES. 2008. p. 331–40.
MLA
De Doncker, Liesbet, Peter Troch, Ronny Verhoeven, et al. “Influence of Vegetation on the Propagation of Flood Waves.” Wit Transactions on Engineering Sciences. Ed. M Rahman & CA Brebbia. Vol. 59. 2008. 331–340. Print.
@inproceedings{418280,
  abstract     = {Research on river ecosystems asks for a multidisciplinary approach. All components such as water, macrophytes, sediment, suspended solids, etc. play an important role. The presence of macrophytes in rivers has an influence on water levels and flow patterns since a wealthy vegetation growth causes back water effects and consequently higher upstream water levels. In view of this, flood risk increases in periods of higher flows and greater vegetation growth. So, river management also deals with the control of vegetation. Good management contributes not only to the quality of the water and the ecosystem, but also to flood protection.},
  author       = {De Doncker, Liesbet and Troch, Peter and Verhoeven, Ronny and Desmet, N and Meire, P},
  booktitle    = {WIT TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING SCIENCES},
  editor       = {Rahman, M and Brebbia, CA},
  isbn         = {978-1-84564-109-2},
  issn         = {1746-4471},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {New Forest, ENGLAND},
  pages        = {331--340},
  title        = {Influence of vegetation on the propagation of flood waves},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2008},
}

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