(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Measures of physical heterogeneity in appraisal of geomorphic river condition for urban streams : Twin streams catchment, Auckland, New Zealand

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


Analysis was carried out at 27 sites in the Twin Streams catchment in West Auckland. The method successfully recorded the extent of degradation of physical structure following European settlement of the catchment. With the exception of one subcatchment, streams were found to be largely intact in the headwaters. Geomorphic conditions is more degraded in downstream areas. Fine-grained sediment has smothered stream courses in the lower half of the catchment, covering bed material and creating homogenous structure and flow, decreasing quality of habitat for biota. In this more urbanized area, with more stormwater drains, riparian vegetation is limited and of poor to moderate quality


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no3 [pp. 247-274]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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