Morphology and Channel Evolution of Small Streams in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

  title={Morphology and Channel Evolution of Small Streams in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina},
  author={David S. Leigh},
Small streams are understudied in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, yet they constitute a huge portion of the drainage network and are relevant with respect to human impact on the landscape and stream restoration efforts. Morphologies of 44 streams (0.01 to 20 km2 watersheds) from western North Carolina are characterized and couched in the context of historical channel evolution and human impacts. Topographic crosssections and longitudinal gradients, channel and floodplain widths, and bed… CONTINUE READING
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