Accession Number : ADA322427
Title : Environmental Impact Research Program. Low-Flow Aquatic Habitat Restoration Evaluation, the RCHARC Methodology, Goose Creek, Colorado.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Florentin, C. B. ; Abt, Steven R. ; Watson, Chester C. ; Collins, Kent L. ; Fischenich, J. C.
PDF Url : ADA322427
Report Date : JAN 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 168
Abstract : Traditionally, river channels have been modified with consideration to human lives and property. Rivers have been channelized to reduce meandering and increase flood capacity. These modifications to the rivers often come at the expense of the existing aquatic community. Recently, consideration has been given to the environment, recreation, and aesthetic aspects in the channel restoration process. The environmental awareness has enhanced the value of aquatic communities in the river ecosystem. Techniques are being developed to estimate the impact of river restoration and/or rehabilitation on the aquatic habitat. These approaches may be used as a design tool to assist a design team in evaluating proposed channel modifications prior to construction.
Descriptors : *FLOODS, *WATER QUALITY, *HABITATS, *AQUATIC BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, COMMUNITIES, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), MODIFICATION, WATER, COSTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ECOSYSTEMS, RIVERS, REHABILITATION, CHANNELS, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), RECREATION, AWARENESS.
Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE