(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Forest fire, bank strength and channel instability : the "unusual" response of Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EATON B.C. (1) ; MOORE R.D. (1 2) ; GILES T.R. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
(2) Dep. of Forest Resources Management, Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
(3) British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range, Victoria, CANADA


In August 2003, the McLure forest fire burned 62% of the drainage basin of Fishtrap Creek. The AA. explore the linkages between changes in streamflow, suspended sediment concentration and changes in channel morphology since this fire. Although the short post-fire period (4 years) limits the ability to draw firm conclusions about streamflow changes, there has been no obvious increase in peak flows since the fire. The timing and magnitude of the observed morphologic changes are consistent with the predicted decline in bank strength due to root decay, implying that the observed changes are associated with an internal instability associated with changes to the stream boundaries, rather than with the more typically reported externally driven instabilities caused by changes in streamflow or sediment supply


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no10 [pp. 1167-1183]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.

Collation : 16 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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