STREAM REHABILITATION CONCEPTS

Recent investigations have shown that rehabilitation of altered streams provides better fish habitat than would exist if no rehabilitation measures were taken. The basic rehabilitation structures are deflectors, check dams, rocks and bank cover and are normally considered effective in mitigating some of the detrimental effects of channel alteration. Generally, permanent, solidly constructed structures are best, such as deflectors and check dams. Rocks placed in various patterns are also an effective and an economical means of rehabilitating altered channels. Banks should be stabilized to reduce erosion by planting vegetation or by installation of riprap. The length of the stream should be preserved by constructing new meanders to replace those lost due to construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brigham Young University

    Provo, UT  United States  84602-4081
  • Authors:
    • Barton, J R
    • Winger, P V
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM