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Water: WARSSS

Watershed Assessment of River Stability & Sediment Supply (WARSSS)

Excess sediment has been a leading cause of water quality impairment across the Nation for years, but methods to assess sediment problems and plan solutions have been limited. WARSSS is a technical procedure developed by Dr. David L. Rosgen for water quality scientists to use in evaluating streams and rivers impaired by excess sediment. This technical tools website includes:




front_new Erosion causes many sediment problems in streams. WARSSS includes field methods, such as measuring changes in an unstable bank profile (above), that are used to calculate sediment loads affecting stream condition.

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