Sediment Transport

Sediment transport modeling at a mine site in Miami, Arizona: 

  Stream aggradation

Stream aggradation

HEC-6 modeling was completed to evaluate potential sediment aggradation/degradation in surface water diversion ditches around the mine facilities to understand the ability of the diversion ditches to transport both base flows and design storm flows around the mine facilities without contaminating the native water supply. These data were incorporated into a mine permit revision.