A dam-breach erosion model: II. Application Academic Article uri icon


  • In Part I, the earthen dam breach erosion was analyzed. To this end, the BEED (breach erosion of earthfill dams) model was modified and extended. In this paper, Part II of the series, the extended BEED model is applied to three historical cases: South Fork Dam, Buffalo Creek Dam, and Teton Dam. The testing before it can be used for forecast purposes. A sensitivity analysis of the model to its parameters shows that the model is very sensitive to friction factors; Chenzy's for breach erosion, and Manning's for flood routing. © 1987 D. Reidel Publishing Company.

author list (cited authors)

  • Quiroga, C. A., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • September 1987