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The geomorphic response of gravel-bed rivers to dams: perspectives and prospectsAuthor(s): Gordon E. Grant
Source: In: Church, M.; Biron, P. M.; Roy, A. G., eds. Gravel-bed rivers: processes, tools, environments. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe paper summarizes over 40 years of research on the downstream geomorphic responses of rivers to dams, with a particular emphasis on gravel-bed rivers, and evaluates the state if the science with respect to predicting channel adjustments: channel incision, lateral adjustments, and bed textural changes. Effects of vegetation and implications for management are also addressed.
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CitationGrant, Gordon E. 2012. The geomorphic response of gravel-bed rivers to dams: perspectives and prospects. In: Church, M.; Biron, P. M.; Roy, A. G., eds. Gravel-bed rivers: processes, tools, environments. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: 165-181. Chapter 15. doi: 10.1002/9781119952497.ch15
KeywordsStream morphology, channel geomorphology, sediment routing, alluvial deposits/forms, streamflow, watershed analysis
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