(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

River recovery in an urban catchment : Twin streams catchment, Auckland, New Zealand

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GREGORY C.E. (1) ; REID H.E. (1) ; BRIERLEY G.J. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, Univ., Auckland, AUSTRALIE


This study examines the evolution of a small urbanizing catchment in Waitakere City over the period since European settlement. Geomorphic changes are interpreted from the use of historical documents complemented by sediment analysis at 8 sites throughout the catchment. Differing forms and rates of geomorphic adjustment are characterized for 5 different types of stream. The relative geomorphic resilience of this urbanizing catchment is considered to reflect the geologic imprint upon this landscape (a dissected volcano), the reforestation of headwater reaches within a short interval of initial clearance, and the location of urban impacts that are concentrated in the lower part of the river system


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no3 [pp. 222-246]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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