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1. Report No. FHWA-HIF-12-004HEC-202. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.4. Title and SubtitleSTREAM STABILITY AT HIGHWAY STRUCTURESFourth Edition
5. Report DateApril 20126. Performing Organization Code7. Author(s)P.F. Lagasse, L.W. Zevenbergen, W.J. Spitz, L.A. Arneson8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and AddressAyres Associates3665 JFK ParkwayBuilding 2, Suite 200Fort Collins, Colorado 8052510. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)11. Contract or Grant No.DTFH61-06-D-0001012. Sponsoring Agency Name and AddressOffice of Bridge Technology National Highway InstituteFHWA, Room E75-322 1310 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 3001200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Arlington, Virginia 22201Washington, D.C. 2059013. Type of Report and Period Covered14. Sponsoring Agency Code15. Supplementary NotesTechnical Project Manager: Dr. L.A. Arneson (FHWA Resource Center Hydraulics)Technical Assistance: Joe Krolak (FHWA Headquarters Hydraulics) and Dr. Kornel Kerenyi (FHWA Research Hydraulics)16. This document provides guidelines for identifying stream instability problems at highway stream crossings. It is an update ofthe third edition published in 2001. The HEC-20 manual covers geomorphic and hydraulic factors that affect stream stabilityand provides a step-by-step analysis procedure for evaluation of stream stability problems. Stream channel classification,stream reconnaissance techniques, and rapid assessment methods for channel stability are covered in detail. Quantitativetechniques for channel stability analysis, including degradation analysis, are provided, and channel restoration concepts areintroduced. Significant new material in this edition includes chapters on sediment transport concepts and channel stability ingravel bed streams, as well as expanded coverage of channel restoration concepts.17. Key Wordsbridge design, bridge stability, channel classification,stream reconnaissance, quantitative techniques,highway structures, scour, hydraulics, sediment,sediment transport, stream geomorphology, streamstability, gravel-bed rivers, channel restoration18. Distribution StatementThis document is available to the public through theNational Technical Information Service,Springfield, VA 22161 (703) 487-465019. Security Classif. (of this report)Unclassified20. Security Classif. (of this page)Unclassified
21. No. of Pages328