River Channel Restoration summarises the current state of the art for river channel, floodplain and catchment restoration, and provides practical guiding principles for river managers. Fundamental principles are illustrated with case studies and experiences in a wide range of settings, principally Northern Europe and North America. An objective is to guide river managers away from trial and error approaches to appraisal and design. A multi--functional approach to restoration projects is needed, encompassing disciplines such as hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, water quality, ecology and landscape. Although concentrating on abiotic factors, this book will be of considerable interest to all disciplines with an interest in restoration. Contributors include university scientists, researchers, and practitioners from regulatory and consultancy organisations.
Perspectives on River Channel Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR RESTORATION. Hydraulic and Hydrologic Stability (F. Shields). Geomorphological Principles for Restoring Channels (A. Brookes & D. Sear). Habitat Enhancement (A. Brookes, et al.). CATCHMENT AND FLOODPLAIN CONTEXTS. Catchment Approach to Planning Channel Restoration (G. Kondolf & P. Downs). The Sediment System and Channel Stability (D. Sear). Water Quality Issues in River Channel Restoration (E. Herricks). Floodplain Restoration and Riparian Zone Management (A. Brookes, et al.). CASE STUDIES. River Restoration Experience in Northern Europe (A. Brookes). Lowland Stream Restoration in Denmark (M. Nielsen). Restoration Approaches in California (J. Haltiner, et al.). Naturalization of Headwater Streams in Illinois: Challenges and Possibilities (B. Rhoads & E. Herricks). Restoring the Hydrogeomorphology of the Channelized Kissimmee River (L. Toth). Towards an Approach to Sustainable River Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). Indexes.