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Bedload Intake Efficiency: Comparison of measurements obtained using # bedload samplers in a flume

July 9, 2021

Bedload and ancillary data herein were used to calculate and compare the bedload-trapping efficiencies of four types of pressure-difference bedload samplers as part of episodic, sediment-recirculating flume tests. The U.S. Geological Survey, in concert with the Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project (FISP), conducted the tests from January through March 2006 at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Bedload-sampler tests were conceived, organized, and led by the former U.S. Geological Survey Office of Surface Water and were part of a broader suite of experiments performed in the rectangular, concrete-lined, sediment-recirculating Main Channel Facility ("main channel flume") at the University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. Collectively referred to as "StreamLab06," the experiments were conducted under the auspices of the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota.