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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 653: Effects of Debris on Bridge Pier Scour explores guidelines to help estimate the quantity of accumulated, flow event debris, based on the density and type of woody vegetation and river bank condition upstream and analytical procedures to quantify the effects of resulting debris-induced scour on bridge piers.

The debris photographic archive, the survey questionnaire and list of respondents, and the report on the field pilot study related to development of NCHRP 653 was published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 148: Debris Photographic Archive and Supplemental Materials for NCHRP Report 653.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2010. Effects of Debris on Bridge Pier Scour. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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