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    The 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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    Grant, 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

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    Stream morphology, channel geomorphology, sediment routing, alluvial deposits/forms, streamflow, watershed analysis

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