(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Restoration of floodplain topography by sand-splay complex formation in response to intentional levee breaches, Lower Cosumnes River, California

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This paper reports results of a field investigation during 1999 and 2000 documenting sand-splay complex deposition and scour and initial development of floodplain topography resulting from 2 intentional breaches in levees separating the Lower Cosumnes River from its floodplain. The AA. present a conceptual model that describes the importance of floods in constructing and modifying sand-splay complexes that create floodplain topography. The potential habitat variability created as floodplain topography evolves is the linkage between physical and ecological processes that are critical for restoration


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 44, no1-2 [pp. 67-94]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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