By Paul F. Hudson,Hans Middelkoop
This quantity offers a complete point of view on geomorphic techniques to administration of lowland alluvial rivers in North the USA and Europe. Many lowland rivers were seriously controlled for flood regulate and navigation for many years or centuries, leading to engineered channels and embanked floodplains with considerably altered sediment quite a bit and geomorphic methods. during the last decade, floodplain administration of many lowland rivers has taken on new value as a result of issues concerning the capability for worldwide environmental swap to change floodplain methods, necessitating revised administration concepts that reduce flood possibility whereas bettering environmental attributes of floodplains motivated by way of neighborhood embankments and upstream dams.
Recognition of the failure of outdated views on river administration and the necessity to improve environmental sustainability has motivated a brand new method of river administration. the style that river recovery and built-in administration are applied, although, calls for a case learn method that takes under consideration the effect of historical human affects to the process, in particular engineering. The river basins tested during this quantity supply a consultant insurance of the drainage of North the United States and Europe, taking into consideration various climatic and physiographic provinces. They comprise the 1) Sacramento (California, USA), 2) San Joaquin (California), three) Missouri (Missouri, USA), four) crimson (Manitoba, Canada and Minnesota, USA), five) Mississippi (Louisiana, USA), 6) Kissimmee (Florida, USA), 7) Ebro (Spain), eight) Rhone (France), nine) Rhine (Netherlands), 10) Danube (Romania), and eleven) Volga (Russian Federation) Rivers. The case stories lined in those chapters span a variety of fluvial modes of adjustment, together with sediment, channel, hydrologic regime, floodplains, in addition to surroundings and environmental associations.
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Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe by Paul F. Hudson,Hans Middelkoop