Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3229–3250, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3229-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3229–3250, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3229-2020

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 et al.

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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.