The Regulation of Peace River: A Case Study for River Management por Michael Church

Titulo del libro: The Regulation of Peace River: A Case Study for River Management

Autor: Michael Church

Número de páginas: 296 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: December 19, 2014

ISBN: 1118906144

Editor: John Wiley & Sons Inc

The Regulation of Peace River: A Case Study for River Management por Michael Church

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THIS BOOK PRESENTS A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE DOWNSTREAM RESPONSE OF A MAJOR RIVER TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LARGE HYDROPOWER FACILITY AND DAMS. PEACE RIVER, A NORTHWARD FLOWING BOREAL RIVER IN NORTHWESTERN CANADA WAS DAMMED IN 1967 AND THE  BOOK DESCRIBES THE MORPHOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF THE 1200 KM DOWNSTREAM CHANNEL AND THE RESPONSE OF RIPARIAN VEGETATION TO THE CHANGE IN FLOW REGIME OVER THE FIRST FORTY YEARS OF REGULATED FLOWS. BEGINNING WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE EFFECT OF REGULATION ON THE FLOW AND SEDIMENT REGIMES OF THE RIVER, THE BOOK PROCEEDS TO STUDY CHANGES IN DOWNSTREAM CHANNEL GEOMETRY ON THE MAIN STEM, ON THE LOWERMOST COURSE OF TRIBUTARIES, AND ON THE HYDRAULIC GEOMETRY, THE OVERALL MORPHOLOGY OF THE CHANNEL, AND RIPARIAN VEGETATION SUCCESSION. THE RIVER IS SUBJECT TO ANNUAL FREEZE–UP AND BREAK–UP, SO A CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO THE ICE REGIME OF THE RIVER. A CHAPTER COMPARES THE EFFECTS OF TWO EXTRAORDINARY POST–REGULATION FLOOD EVENTS. THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER PRESENTS A PREDICTION OF THE ULTIMATE EQUILIBRIUM FORM OF THE REGULATED RIVER BASED ON RATIONAL REGIME THEORY.  AN ONLINE DATABASE OF ALL THE MAIN OBSERVATIONS WILL PROVIDE INVALUABLE MATERIAL FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS OF RIVER HYDRAULICS AND GEOMORPHOLOGY. THIS BOOK CAREFULLY BRINGS TOGETHER A RANGE OF STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INACCESSIBLE PROVIDING A RARE AND COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF A BIG DAM ON A RIVER, A RIVER THAT ITSELF REPRESENTS  AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF SYSTEM THAT IS LIKELY TO RECEIVE CONSIDERABLE ATTENTION IN THE FUTURE FROM DAM ENGINEERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS. AN INVALUABLE REFERENCE TO RIVER SCIENTISTS, HYDROELECTRIC POWER DEVELOPERS, ENGINEERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOCUS ON A NORTHWARD FLOWING BOREAL RIVER, A TYPE THAT HOLDS MOST OF THE REMAINING HYDROELECTRIC POWER POTENTIAL IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE EXCEPTIONAL SEPARATION OF WAT

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