Articles | Volume 377
Proc. IAHS, 377, 41–50, 2018
Proc. IAHS, 377, 41–50, 2018

  16 Apr 2018

16 Apr 2018

Morphodynamic change analysis of bedforms in the Lower Orinoco River, Venezuela

Santiago Paul Yepez et al.

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Enhancing knowledge of the role of morphological changes (volume) with this new methodology is an opportunity to gain better understanding of river bed sediment transport. This type of study will support dredging projects in the Orinoco River to maintain navigability, which will contribute to the management of this important river basin.