Evaluation of Deep Scour Holes on the Bed of Mackenzie Delta Channels

Regions: Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: infrastructure planning, bathymetry, fisheries, riverbed scouring

Principal Investigator: Prowse, Terry D (13)
Licence Number: 13732
Organization: University of Victoria
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Issued: Oct 08, 2004
Project Team: Daniel Pet

Objective(s): The objective of this research is to identify the locations of deep scour holes in the river bed. Unusual bathymetric features such as these deep holes (up to 30 m deep and 5-6 times the average channel depth) are of great practical concern in designing pipeline crossings and may have significant impacts in fisheries as overwintering areas.