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Title: Techniques for developing bars and islands in incising channels
Authors: McComas, Robert M.
Miller, Sarah J.
Felt, Deborah R.
Fischenich, J. Craig, 1962-
Porter, Michael D.
Hayes, Donald F. (Donald Franklin)
Keywords: Ecosystem management
Sand bars
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-22-6
Abstract: Sandbars and islands provide important nesting and foraging habitat for birds (including listed species) and shallow water habitat for many aquatic species in riverine ecosystems. In-stream habitat is especially important in incised channels lacking floodplain connectivity, with channel bars providing important riparian habitat. However, some river management practices significantly alter and sometime eventually eliminate these important habitats. Several US Army Corps of Engineers districts are planning or actively building instream bars and islands using flow management and/or instream structures. Sister agencies (e.g., US Bureau of Reclamation) have similar initiatives downstream of their reservoir structures. This report outlines considerations for establishing and managing sandbar and island features. It presents a compilation of proven techniques for promoting sandbar and island development and for reducing erosion of these features.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL TR-22-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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