(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

What should these rivers look like? Historical range of variability and human impacts in the Colorado Front Range, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WOHL E. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geosciences, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, ETATS-UNIS


Historical range of variability (HRV) describes the range of temporal and spatial variations in river variables such as flow regime or channel planform prior to intensive human alteration of the ecosystem. In mountainous river networks, HRV is most usefully applied to spatially differentiated geomorphic process domains with distinctive form and process. Using the Colorado Front Range as an example, 3 examples of how knowledge of HRV can assist river management and restoration are discussed. The examples involve instream wood load and channel morphology, beaver colonies and valley-bottom form and process, and flow thresholds in regulated rivers


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no10 [pp. 1378-1390]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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