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    Author(s): Thomas E. Lisle
    Date: 1982
    Source: Water Resources Research 18(6): 1643-1651.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    After the flood of December 1964, 12 gaging sections in northern California widened as much as 100% and aggraded as much as 4 m, and then degraded to stable levels during a period of 5 years or more. As channels aggraded, bed material became finer, and low to moderate flow through gaging sections in pools became shallower, faster, and steeper. Comparisons of longitudinal profiles also show the diminishment of pools as well as a decrease in bar relief accompanying the excessive sediment load. As gaging sections degraded, hydraulic geometries recovered to a limited degree; full recovery probably depends on channel narrowing and further depletion of sediment supply.

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    Citation

    Lisle, Thomas E. 1982. Effects of aggradation and degradation on riffle-pool morphology in natural gravel channels, northwestern California. Water Resources Research 18(6): 1643-1651.

    Keywords

    PSW4351, aggradaton, degradation, stream channel, geomorphic, riffle-pool morphology, California, sediment load, hillslope, erosion

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