Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Research article
22 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 22 Jun 2020

Assessment of the geomorphic effectiveness of controlled floods in a braided river using a reduced-complexity numerical model

Luca Ziliani, Nicola Surian, Gianluca Botter, and Luca Mao


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (15 Mar 2020) by Jim Freer
AR by Nicola Surian on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 May 2020) by Jim Freer
Short summary
Although geomorphic recovery is a key issue in many rivers worldwide, controlled floods have been rarely designed using geomorphological criteria. An integrated approach is used to assess the effects of different controlled-flood scenarios in a strongly regulated river. None of the controlled-flood strategies provide significant morphological benefits. Nevertheless, this study represents a significant contribution for the management and restoration of highly disturbed rivers.