Leveraging High-Resolution LiDAR and Stream Geomorphic Assessment Datasets to Expand Regional Hydraulic Geometry Curves for Vermont: A Blueprint for New England States

Regional hydraulic geometry curves for Vermont and surrounding portions of New England states will be updated through consideration of additional observations, and through application of advanced statistical techniques (e.g., clustering, multiple linear regression, Bayesian inference) that leverage newly-available high-resolution laser radar (LiDAR) and stream geomorphic assessment data. This will result in updated regional curves (or sets of curves) and will be made publicly-available for use by transportation departments of the New England states, as well as engineers and scientists working at private firms, non-governmental organizations and state and federal agencies. Updated curves will support sizing of stream crossing structures as well as embankment design for roads and rails that share narrow valleys with rivers. Geomorphically-compatible structures will have greater resilience to extreme flood events and will support aquatic organism passage objectives.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $146,244
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    85 South Waterman Building
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    85 South Waterman Building
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rizzo, Donna

    Underwood, Kristen

    Bomblies, Arne

  • Start Date: 20190601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698699
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2019 8:45AM