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River Channel Restoration: Guiding Principles for Sustainable Projects

Edited By: A Brookes and FD Shields

433 pages, B/w photos, line illus, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 1996 | #55582 | ISBN: 0471961396
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NHBS Price: £226.00 $285/€268 approx

About this book

Summarises the current state of the art of river channel, floodplain and catchment restoration and provides practical guiding principle for river managers. Fundamental principles are illustrated with case studies from Europe and North America, the aim being to guide river managers away from a trial-and-error approach to appraisal and design.


Contents

Perspectives on River Channel Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR RESTORATION. Hydraulic and Hydrologic Stability (F. Shields). Geomorphological Principles for Restoring Channels (A. Brookes & D. Sear). Habitat Enhancement (A. Brookes, et al.). CATCHMENT AND FLOODPLAIN CONTEXTS. Catchment Approach to Planning Channel Restoration (G. Kondolf & P. Downs). The Sediment System and Channel Stability (D. Sear). Water Quality Issues in River Channel Restoration (E. Herricks). Floodplain Restoration and Riparian Zone Management (A. Brookes, et al.). CASE STUDIES. River Restoration Experience in Northern Europe (A. Brookes). Lowland Stream Restoration in Denmark (M. Nielsen). Restoration Approaches in California (J. Haltiner, et al.). Naturalization of Headwater Streams in Illinois: Challenges and Possibilities (B. Rhoads & E. Herricks). Restoring the Hydrogeomorphology of the Channelized Kissimmee River (L. Toth). Towards an Approach to Sustainable River Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). Indexes.

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