Human Impacts and River Channel Adjustment , Northeastern Oregon : Implications for Restoration

@inproceedings{McDowell2000HumanIA,
  title={Human Impacts and River Channel Adjustment , Northeastern Oregon : Implications for Restoration},
  author={Patricia F. McDowell},
  year={2000}
}
Historical data were used to reconstruct channel change in the Middle Fork John Day River, a tributary of the Columbia River. Human impacts on the channel from the 1800s to present include: beaver trapping, early alluvial gold mining, dredge mining, livestock grazing, haying and irrigation, railroad-building, road-building, and placing of bank stabilization structures. 1881 land survey records, 1939 aerial photos, 1989 aerial photos, and a detailed 1996 channel habitat inventory were used… CONTINUE READING

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