Poster Title

The Effects of Erosion Structures on Triplett Creek from the Fall of 2016, 2017, and 2018

Presenter Information

Haylee WintersFollow

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Institution

Morehead State University

KY House District #

100

KY Senate District #

18

Department

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology

Abstract

Triplett Creek is a tributary of the Licking River. It runs through Morehead, KY, where we are conducting our research.

The creek was modified in the 1970s but construction was halted before the project was complete. Unfortunately, the result was an increase in overflow and subsequent riverbank erosion. The city installed sediment trap rocks in hopes of slowing down the water and decreasing erosion. We are using drones and photogrammetric software to map the area and compare images of the river to determine erosion rates. The new images will be compared to ones taken in previous years to visualize the differences. This information is useful to determine the effectiveness of the sediment traps and future actions to protect and preserve the environment.

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The Effects of Erosion Structures on Triplett Creek from the Fall of 2016, 2017, and 2018

Triplett Creek is a tributary of the Licking River. It runs through Morehead, KY, where we are conducting our research.

The creek was modified in the 1970s but construction was halted before the project was complete. Unfortunately, the result was an increase in overflow and subsequent riverbank erosion. The city installed sediment trap rocks in hopes of slowing down the water and decreasing erosion. We are using drones and photogrammetric software to map the area and compare images of the river to determine erosion rates. The new images will be compared to ones taken in previous years to visualize the differences. This information is useful to determine the effectiveness of the sediment traps and future actions to protect and preserve the environment.