Recycled water for augmenting urban streams in mediterranean-climate regions: a potential approach for riparian ecosystem enhancement

@article{Lawrence2014RecycledWF,
  title={Recycled water for augmenting urban streams in mediterranean-climate regions: a potential approach for riparian ecosystem enhancement},
  author={Justin Lawrence and Christopher P.W. Pavia and Sereyvicheth Kaing and Heather N. Bischel and Richard G Luthy and Vincent H. Resh},
  journal={Hydrological Sciences Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={59},
  pages={488 - 501}
}
Abstract The scarcity of water in mediterranean-climate regions makes flow management in the rehabilitation of urban streams problematic. To explore potential applications of using recycled water for stream enhancement, we examine streams in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA, to characterize: (a) historic flow regimes at the regional scale, (b) potential unintended ecological effects and (c) specific issues related to recycled water. We analysed historic flow regimes in five basins… Expand
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