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2-D hydraulic and ice process modeling at Hay River, NWT

  • Author / Creator
    Brayall, Michael
  • This study was part of the development of an ice jam flood forecasting system for Hay River, NWT. 2-D numerical models were used to simulate ice processes in an effort to predict ice jam formation. A summer survey was conducted to finalize the bathymetry of the Hay River Delta. Observations were undertaken during freeze-up and the winter to better understand Hay River ice conditions. Ice jam events were surveyed during breakup in 2008 and 2009 for model testing. The data collected was used to develop CRISSP2D and River2D models to simulate observed conditions. Simple tests were conducted with CRISSP2D to better understand the model inputs. CRISSP2D modeling of Hay River was unsuccessful and it limitations were discussed. River2D was able to match observed ice jam profiles. The results were used to create an Ice Jam Profile Generator to assist the Town of Hay River with evacuation planning.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3RW3S
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hicks, Faye (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Lange, Carlos (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Hicks, Faye (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Steffler, Peter (Civil and Environmental Engineering)