Developing a Missouri River Sediment Transport Capacity Function

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 5th, 2024
Close Date
June 6th, 2024
Total Funding
$309,000.00
Award Ceiling
$159,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
W81EWF-24-SOI-0019

Agency

Engineer Research and Development Center (DOD-COE-ERDC)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Engineer Research and Development Center is seeking to develop a Missouri River Sediment Transport Capacity Function through a Cooperative Agreement. This opportunity is restricted to non-federal partners of the Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU). The research question to be addressed is "How do bed material loads, hydraulic roughness, and bedform regimes change based on hydraulic parameters, such as temperature, shear stress, stream power, slope, water velocity, etc." The goal is to derive a bed material load sediment transport capacity function using available data, including USGS suspended sediment concentration/load and the Missouri River 2014 sediment data collection effort. Additionally, a bedform/roughness predictor algorithm will be developed for the Missouri River. The effectiveness of these algorithms must be demonstrated in a journal article coauthored by USACE. The agreement includes two in-person meetings (kickoff and final presentation) and monthly virtual meetings. The close date for this opportunity is June 6, 2024, and the estimated total program funding is $309,000. For more information, contact Phoebe Fuller at phoebe.v.fuller@usace.army.mil.

Description

The specific research question to be addressed by this agreement is “How do bed material loads, hydraulic roughness, and bedform regimes change based on hydraulic parameters, such as temperature, shear stress, stream power, slope, water velocity, etc.” To answer this complex research question, a bed material load sediment transport capacity function will be derived using the best available data, including USGS suspended sediment concentration/load and the Missouri River 2014 sediment data collection effort. A bedform/roughness predictor algorithm will also be developed for the Missouri River. The effectiveness of these algorithms at predicting observed data must be demonstrated in a journal article to be coauthored by USACE. The methodology and results must also be discussed in the journal article. Two in-person meetings will be held (kickoff and final presentation) between USACE and the award recipient, as well as monthly virtual meetings.

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