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Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Abstract

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is never static. The type of river response depends on the magnitude and persistence of changes in water and sediment entering the river. The movements of water and sediment within a sand-bed channel adjust readily over a period of minutes to hours. The book discusses rivers of the Northeast and East-Central region of the United States, which drain east to the Atlantic Ocean. The single largest drainage ... More

Keywords: rivers, channel bed, floodplain habitats, natural vegetation, channelization, river restoration, water quality, river processes, flood control, arid lands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300103328
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Wohl, author