Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


McAnally, D. William

Committee Member

Saucier, D. Christopher

Committee Member

Martin, D. James

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Civil Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The purpose of this work is to create a sediment budget template (SBT) with Aberdeen Pool on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway as the demonstration site. The first task is to define the sediment behavior for the system in question. USGS data are used for sediment concentrations and flows. The USGS data are the basis for the Power Curve Program which defines the sediment behavior in terms of a power function. The second program, Tier 1 Program, uses the power curve coefficients along with the bankfull discharge to define the sediment fluxes. Thirdly, the Tier 2 Program uses power curve coefficients with daily flows to calculate daily sediment flux which are integrated over each year to calculate the yearly fluxes. From the sediment fluxes, a mass balance equation is implemented to estimate total deposition. Lastly, the computer program SIAM is used to estimate deposition amount. Comparison among the three different methods provides a best estimate of the final depositional approximation.



Aberdeen||Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway||sediment