Dams and Rivers: Primer on the Downstream Effects of Damsby Michael Collier, Robert H. Webb, John C. Schmidt
Dams & river regulation have become an integral part of 20th-century landscape & livelihood. Virtually every river in the lower 48 states is now regulated by dams, locks, or diversions. This report illustrates the downstream consequences of dams & explains the basis on which rivers can be scientifically managed. Following a look at a free-flowing river the upper Salt River of Arizona & its natural cycles of flow & sediment, 6 regulated rivers are examined. Each of these rivers the Snake, Rio Grande, Chattahoochee, Platte, Green & Colorado highlights a particular use of a dam or a particular downstream effect.
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