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California Rivers and Streams The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

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ISBN-10: 0520202503

ISBN-13: 9780520202504

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jeffrey F. Mount

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California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices--logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/8/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

How Rivers Work
Introduction to the Rivers of California: The First 4 Billion Years
Water in Motion
A River at Work: Sediment Entrainment, Transport, and Deposition
The Shape of a River
Origins of River Discharge
Sediment Supply
River Network and Profile
Climate and the Rivers of California
Tectonics and Geology of California's Rivers
Learning the Lessons: Land Use and the Rivers of California
Rivers of California: The Last 200 Years
Mining and the Rivers of California
Logging California's Watersheds
Food Production and the Rivers of California
A Primer on Flood Frequency: How Much and How Often?
The Urbanization of California's Rivers
The Damming of California's Rivers
The Future: Changing Climate, Changing Rivers