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RMRS-GTR-44: A bank-operated traveling-block cableway for stream discharge and sediment measurements


Paradiso, James J. 2000. A bank-operated traveling-block cableway for stream discharge and sediment measurements. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-44. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 36p.

Streams often present a challenge for collecting flow and sediment measurements on a year-round basis. Streams that can normally be waded become hazardous during seasonal flows, either endangering hydrographers or precluding data collection completely. A hand-operated cableway permits the accurate and safe collection of discharge and sediment data from the stream bank. This system provides a low-cost, safe alternative to cable cars or operation from bridges during high runoff. This publication describes the construction and use of a cableway system. Included are figures describing parts and dimensions, installation methods, and field operations.

Keywords: stream discharge measurements, current meter measurements, suspended sediment measurements, bedload measurements, bank-operated cableway


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Title: RMRS-GTR-44: A bank-operated traveling-block cableway for stream discharge and sediment measurements
Electronic Publish Date: October 5, 2007
Last Update:
October 5, 2007

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