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Dams and Rivers: Primer on the Downstream Effects of Dams

Dams and Rivers: Primer on the Downstream Effects of Dams

by 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788126987
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
94

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