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Environmental FlowsSaving Rivers in the Third Millennium$
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Angela H. Arthington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273696

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001

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Flow Restoration Methods

Flow Restoration Methods

(p.165) 12 Flow Restoration Methods
Environmental Flows

Angela H. Arthington

University of California Press

This chapter presents broad principles that inform river restoration by means of adjustments to regulated flow regimes, and describes frameworks designed to cope with situations of limited technical knowledge and capacity, as well as more advanced developments, including dam removal. Some river restoration projects take the form of long-term scientific experiments with ambitious goals, multi-million-dollar budgets, and complex governance and management. Most make use of expert knowledge to elicit proposals for river flow restoration in circumstances where available ecological knowledge is limited, and where there are time and resource constraints. Dam removal projects aim to allow the river system to recover some of its original characteristics and functions over time, as processes governed by flow, sediment, and thermal regimes are gradually reinstated.

Keywords:   flow restoration, scientific experiments, resource constraints, expert knowledge, dam removal

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