Elevated floodplains and net channel incision as a result of the construction and removal of water mills

  title={Elevated floodplains and net channel incision as a result of the construction and removal of water mills},
  author={Anna-Lisa Maa{\ss} and Holger Sch{\"u}ttrumpf},
  journal={Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography},
  pages={157 - 176}
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