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