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Channelized Rivers: Perspectives for Environmental Management

By: A Brookes

342 pages, 72 figs, tabs.

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 1988 | #8433 | ISBN: 0471919799
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NHBS Price: £374.00 $484/€431 approx

About this book

River channels are modified by a variety of engineering methods for purposes of flood control, land drainage, navigation, and prevention of erosion. This is the first book to describe the environmental effects of channelization and to detail river engineering alternatives.


Contents

Conventional River Engineering. ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION. Legislative Framework. EFFECTS OF CHANNELIZATION. Physical Effects. Biological Impacts. Downstream Consequences. RECOMMENDATIONS. Revised Construction Procedures. Mitigation, Enhancement, and Restoration Techniques. POSTSCRIPT AND PROSPECTS. Appendix. References. Indexes.

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