sheetflow

sheetflow

A storm-water runoff condition where the flow is shallow and relatively uniform.
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Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects to restore sheetflow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay are either planned or underway.
Velocity and concentration profiles in sheetflow layer of movable bed.
(1997) Numerical simulation of sheetflow as granular material.
A principio, o afluxo e difuso, ou seja, um escoamento em lencol (sheetflow).
2005b) have led to the loss of this sheetflow across the system (Science Coordination Team 2003) and into estuaries (McIvor et al.
Eventually, many of the problems in the Everglades will be addressed by the implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, also known as the Restudy.(47) Specifically, the plan seeks to achieve improvements in water storage and supply for the long-term water needs of south Florida residents and agriculture, the restoration of more natural hydroperiods, including sheetflow, in the south Florida ecosystem, improvements to water quality, and improvements to native flora and fauna including endangered and threatened species.
The processes of erosion include rain splash detachment, sheetflow, rill and gully erosion, groundwater piping, and mass wasting.
Conversely, the better-aerated, less frequent sheetflow events of riverine forests may be more conducive to higher rates of N mineralization and circulation.
Levees and canals built for flood control and farming uses in the early 20th century ended the sheetflow which once conveyed runoff to the historical Everglades.
In order to accomplish these goals, the CERP proposes significant structural and operational changes to the existing C&SF Project, including development of over 217,000 acres of surface water storage reservoirs and water preserve areas; acquisition of 220,141 acres of land; modifying water deliveries to the Everglades with a projected increase of 320 billion gallons of water per year;[12] removing 240 miles of barriers to sheetflow; and reusing 220 million gallons per day of urban wastewater.[13] The recommended 217,000 acres of new reservoirs and water treatment areas will be used to achieve the restoration of more natural flows; improved water quality; natural hydroperiod targets; and improvements to native flora and fauna.[14]