Restoring Streams in Cities: A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens / Edition 2

Restoring Streams in Cities: A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens / Edition 2

by Ann L. Riley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559630426

ISBN-13: 9781559630429

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Conventional engineering solutions to problems of flooding and erosion are extremely destructive to natural environments. Restoring Streams in Cities presents viable alternatives to traditional practices that can be used both to repair existing ecological damage and to prevent such damage from happening.<p>Ann L. Riley describes an interdisciplinary approach

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<p>Conventional engineering solutions to problems of flooding and erosion are extremely destructive to natural environments. Restoring Streams in Cities presents viable alternatives to traditional practices that can be used both to repair existing ecological damage and to prevent such damage from happening.<p>Ann L. Riley describes an interdisciplinary approach to stream management that does not attempt to "control" streams, but rather considers the stream as a feature in the urban environment. She presents a logical sequence of land-use planning, site design, and watershed restoration measures along with stream channel modifications and floodproofing strategies that can be used in place of destructive and expensive public works projects. She features examples of effective and environmentally sensitive bank stabilization and flood damage reduction projects, with information on both the planning processes and end results. Chapters provide: <ul><li>background needed to make intelligent choices, ask necessary questions, and hire the right professional help <li>history of urban stream management and restoration <li>information on federal programs, technical assistance and funding opportunities <li>in-depth guidance on implementing projects: collecting watershed and stream channel data, installing revegetation projects, protecting buildings from overbank stream flows</ul><p>Profusely illustrated and including more than 100 photos, Restoring Streams in Cities includes detailed information on all relevant components of stream restoration projects, from historical background to hands-on techniques. It represents the first comprehensive volume aimed at helping those involved with stream management in their community, and describes a wealth of options for the treatment of urban streams that will be useful to concerned citizens and professional engineers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559630429
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Figures
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Basics
Chapter 2. The Urban River Planners
Chapter 3. The Environmental Professionals
Chapter 4. River Scientists
Chapter 5. Hydraulic Engineers
Chapter 6. Restoration Is Ancient History
Chapter 7. Managing Floodplains
Chapter 8. Citizen-Supported Restoration Activities
Chapter 9. A Survey of Urban Watershed and Stream Restoration Methods
 
Glossary of Terms
Index

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