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    Author(s): L. M. Reid
    Date: 1998
    Source: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 79(45): F285.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Certain impacts of forest roads on habitats used by anadromous salmonids are widely recognized and well-understood: road-related landslides increase sediment loads and modify channel morphology, and culverts restrict access to parts of the channel network. Other influences are less obvious, but may be even more pervasive. For example, road-related erosion significantly increases chronic turbidity levels in streams. Flow and turbidity data from Caspar Creek, California, were used to model the potential influence of the presence and use of roads on cumulative duration curves for stream turbidity.

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    Citation

    Reid, L. M. 1998. Forest roads, chronic turbidity, and salmon. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 79(45): F285.

    Keywords

    PSW4351, watershed, landslides, sedimentation, erosion, water quality, salmonids

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