(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Roads, railroads, and floodplain fragmentation due to transportation infrastructure along rivers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BLANTON P. (1) ; MARCUS W.A. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the extent of floodplain disconnection caused by transportation infrastructure across three river basins in Washington State. It shows that a rather great proportion of the studied area is disconnected by the roads and railroads. It also demonstrates that Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain data often show where floodplains are truncated by infrastructure, particularly by large features or in urban areas, but do not capture the loss of total floodplain area. Relatively simple broad-scale documentation of infrastructure and floodplain disconnection has potential for guiding further study of floodplain fragmentation at multiple scales, providing an impetus for improving infrastructure design and repair and helping inform aquatic and floodplain management activities


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no3 [pp. 413-431]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 6 tabl., 5 cartes, 2 phot.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.892319

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