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California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

By: Jeffrey F Mount and Janice C Fong

359 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

University of California Press

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #47223 | ISBN: 0520202503
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #47222 | ISBN: 0520201922
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About this book

Provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape Claifornia's rivers and watersheds. Building on these hydrological and geomorphological foundations the author then evaluates the impact on waterways of different land use practices - logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development.


Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Part I. How Rivers Work 1. Introduction to the Rivers of California: The First 4 Billion Years 2. Water in Motion 3. A River at Work: Sediment Entrainment, Transport, and Deposition 4. The Shape of a River 5. Origins of River Discharge 6. Sediment Supply 7. River Network and Profile 8. Climate and the Rivers of California 9. Tectonics and Geology of California's Rivers Part II. Learning the Lessons: Land Use and the Rivers of California 10. Rivers of California: The Last 200 Years 11. Mining and the Rivers of California 12. Logging California's Watersheds 13. Food Production and the Rivers of California 14. A Primer on Flood Frequency: How Much and How Often? 15. The Urbanization of California's Rivers 16. The Damming of California's Rivers 17. The Future: Changing Climate, Changing Rivers

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Biography

Jeffrey F. Mount is Professor of Geology at the University of California, Davis. Janice C. Fong is Principal Illustrator in the Department of Geology at the University of California, Davis.

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