Reconnecting Rivers: Natural Channel Design in Dam Removals and Fish Passage

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Reconnecting Rivers: Natural Channel Design in Dam Removals and Fish Passage documents river restoration and reconnection projects that have helped restore stream health and connectivity. It was written to provide practitioners and citizens with

  • An overview of the impacts of dams on stream systems. Impacts include reservoir sedimentation, channel degradation, water quality effects, socioeconomic and cultural effects, and blockage of fish migrations.(Introduction) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (5.8mb)
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  • River restoration approaches. River management approaches include dam removal and river restoration in sediment-laden reservoirs (Chapter 1) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (8mb) and nature-like fishways including rock ramps or rapids (e.g. Rock Arch Rapids) and by-pass fishways (Chapter 2) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (18mb).

Case examples and 43 Project Briefs (Appendix) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (42mb) are provided to illustrate the technical and social problems that may be encountered in such projects. A full bibliography This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (164kb) that lists important reference material is also included. River restoration is a relatively new science and there may be inherent controversy involved in dams and river management. This publication aids in addressing these concerns and provides a vision for river management alternatives.

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