Stream Channel Morphology

Stream Channel Morphology

Major Fluvial Disturbances in Logged Watersheds on the Queen Charlotte Islands

Microform - 1987
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Reconnaissance investigations of disturbed stream habitats early in the Fish/Forestry Interaction Program studies identified extensive, recently accumulated sediments in mid-reaches of some streams. From historical air photo and land use studies it was determined that the sediment wedges were initiated by streamside and in-stream logging practices before 1970. A long term sediment budget was estimated for each basin to determine the relative importance of adjacent stream bank erosion (on-site land use effect) and other sediment sources - including off-site land use effects - in contributing to the sediment wedges. The most significant sediment sources in each basin were assessed in the field: minor sources were estimated from regional results.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Forests and Lands, 1987
Description: 72 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 88-03233

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