Determining Recent Sedimentation Rates of the Lavaca-Navidad River System, Texas

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1995

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Replacement of wetlands by water and barren flats in the lower alluvial valley and delta of the Lavaca River suggests that relative sea-level rise and possible reductions in sediment supply have rendered the Lavaca-Navidad fluvial-deltaic system incapable of maintaining sufficient elevation to prevent its submergence. The Lavaca-Navidad River System transports a significant load of suspended sediment (Longley, 1992a) and therefore should have the potential for delivering enough sediment to offset subsidence and submergence.

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