ConcepTest: Stream Gradient
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
The town of Pleasantville is located at a meander bend in a floodplain. In order to reduce the threat of property loss due to erosion, Pleasantville's engineer proposes the construction of the diversion structure shown in the diagram below.Along the course of the diversion, the stream gradient will be __________ than the gradient along the existing meander bend.
b. less than
c. the same
No data yet. The correct response is A.
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