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)