TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF COMMERCIAL NAVIGATION TRAFFIC ON AQUATIC HABITATS. LONG TERM RESOURCE MONITORING PROGRAM

Sediment transport is highly variable in space and time and a natural part of the river environment. Important linkages exist between sediment transport processes and riverine aquatic habitats. If the sediment load or bed sediment type changes, there are usually ecological consequences. The responses are usually complex, long lasting, and may be beneficial or detrimental to a given resource. Undesirable consequences of water projects that modify sediment size distribution or load may be avoided or mitigated when designers know about the relationships between aquatic habitats and sediment transport. Accordingly, the paper has summarized knowledge linking sediment transport and aquatic eccology. Often hydraulic engineers and aquatic ecologists have dissimilar frames of reference for the evaluation of river systems. However, this brief report should provide a common footing for hydraulic engineers and the environmental community in the evaluation of streams and aquatic habitats.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A229 834. Prepared in cooperation with Illinois State Water Survey Div., Champaign. Sponsored by Fish and Wildlife Service, Onalaska, WI. Environmental Management Technical Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Bhowmik, N G
    • Miller, A C
    • Payne, B S
  • Publication Date: 1993-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EMTC-93-R007
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1994 12:00AM