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# Key Terms - Width to Depth Ratio

This image shows key features of a river cross-section.

Width to Depth Ratio (WDR)
Maximum depth is taken at Bankfull in the Thalweg and Bankfull Width. The width to depth ratio is the quotient of maximum Bankfull Depth to Bankfull Width.
Bankfull Width / Maximum Bankfull Depth (Wbkf/dmbkf)

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