Impounded rivers: perspectives for ecological management

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Wiley, 1984 - Nature - 326 pages
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A comprehensive geographic analysis of the impact of dams and their associated reservoirs on rivers. Focuses on the river system downstream from the dam, including its floodplain, estuary or delta, and the near-shore coastal zone. Illustrates the far-reaching environmental changes caused by damming rivers and identifies planning alternatives. Offers a systematic approach to environmental impact assessment, incorporating physical, chemical, and biological aspects of river systems.

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Contents

THE HYDROLOGY OF DAMMED RIVERS
26
THE QUALITY OF RESERVOIR RELEASES
54
SESTON TRANSPORT
88
CHANNEL MORPHOLOGY
117
VEGETATION REACTION AND STRUCTURE
150
MACROINVERTEBRATE RESPONSE TO
175
FISH AND FISHERIES
209
MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
238
References
267
Author Index
303
Geographical Index
313
Subject Index
319
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