The effect of Hurricane Charley on the Cloghoge River, Ireland
Mary C. Bourke
Martin Thorp, Department of Geography,
An offshoot depression from
‘Hurricane Charley’ crossed over
Due to the highly saturated condition of the Cloghoge Catchment, runoff was high. The resulting high magnitude discharge caused extreme erosion of channels and floodplains and deposition of coarse gravels and cobbles on floodplain surfaces.The factors which determined the location of erosion and deposition include: channel pattern, floodplain topography, vegetation, channel morphology, engineering constructions, proximity to sediment source and valley gradient. The location of these individual criteria or their combined occurrence resulted in a rapidly diminished lineal response downstream.
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