The Natural Sediment Regime in Rivers : Broadening the Foundation for Ecosystem Management

@inproceedings{Wohl2015TheNS,
  title={The Natural Sediment Regime in Rivers : Broadening the Foundation for Ecosystem Management},
  author={Ellen Wohl and Brian P. Bledsoe and Robert B. Jacobson and N. LeRoy Poff and Sara L. Rathburn and David M Walters and Andrew C. Wilcox},
  year={2015}
}
Water and sediment inputs are fundamental drivers of river ecosystems, but river management tends to emphasize flow regime at the expense of sediment regime. In an effort to frame a more inclusive paradigm for river management, we discuss sediment inputs, transport, and storage within river systems; interactions among water, sediment, and valley context; and the need to broaden the natural flow regime concept. Explicitly incorporating sediment is challenging, because sediment is supplied… CONTINUE READING

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