Manual for Computing Bed Load Transport in Gravel-Bed Streams
Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23.
Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Manual, computing bed load, bed load transport, gravel-bed streams
This manual provides background information and instructions on the use of a spreadsheet-based program for Bedload Assessment in Gravel-bed Streams (BAGS). The program implements six bed load transport equations developed specifically for gravel-bed rivers. Transport capacities are calculated on the basis of field measurements of channel geometry, reach-average slope, and bed material grain size. Calculations are carried out using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and the output is stored on individual spreadsheets. In addition to stepby-step instructions in software operation, the manual provides guidance in the interpretation of results.
Pitlick, J; Cui, Y. and P. Wilcock. 2009. Manual for computing bed load transport in gravel-bed streams. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-232. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station