(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Sediment from hydraulic mining detained by Englebright and small dams in the Yuba basin

published at : Dams and geomorphology. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



First, historical geomorphic changes in the watershed are outlined that influence the physical context of the feasibility study. The Yuba watershed is centered in the hydraulic gold-mining region. Second, recent findings of high concentrations of mercury in sediment and fish tissues in the watershed are briefly reviewed. Third, historic data on 20th century hydraulic mining are presented that document numerous small dams built in the Yuba basin to detain mining sediment. Finally, field measurements of the texture and lithology of modern bed materials in the Yuba River basin are presented that demonstrate reworked sediment from mining is an important component of the modern sediment load and fine spawning gravels


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 71, no 1-2 [pp. 202-226]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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