Technical Service Center
Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group
SIAM, Sediment Impact Analysis Methods, simulates the movement of sediment through a drainage network to estimate the impact of sediment dynamics on channel morphology. Using principles of sediment continuity and channel response, SIAM links basin wide processes to perform a trend analysis on a river system identifying the current state as well as the direction and magnitude of potential adjustments in both short and long term time frames. The model was developed to accommodate large basins, incorporate sediment sources, and prescribe rehabilitation alternatives using a system perspective. Potential uses include:
- Identifying current and future areas of instability due to sediment imbalances;
- Linking sediment impacts with the agent contributing to the problem;
- Developing and evaluating multiple rehabilitation or management options;
- Integrating sediment management and analysis with other watershed goals;
- Problems involving large networks with multiple nested tributaries.
Read more about the SIAM model
SIAM is currently in Beta testing.
- Download the April 2, 2006 SIAM Fact Sheet
- Download the FISC 2006 SIAM Short Course Presentation
- Download the FISC 2006 Presentation Paper
Contact David Mooney at (303) 445-2552 for availability and more information.