Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States: Hydrology, Ecology, and Management

By Malchus B. Baker Jr.; Peter F. Ffolliott et al. | Go to book overview
CHAPTER 6
Human Alterations of Riparian Ecosystems
Juliet Stromberg, Mark Briggs, Chad Gourley, Michael Scott, Patrick Shafroth and Larry StevensCONTENTS
6.1 River Impoundments 101
6.1.1 Impacts on Hydrologic and Ecological Processes 101
6.1.2 Grand Canyon Reach of the Colorado River 101
6.2 Long-Term Effects of River Impoundments 104
6.2.1 Impacts on Hydrologic and Ecological Processes 104
6.2.2 Bill Williams River of Western Arizona 105
6.3. Restoring Streamflow to Regulated Rivers 108
6.3.1 Impacts on Hydrologic and Ecological Processes 108
6.3.2 Truckee River in Western Nevada 109
6.4 Releases of Water from Reservoirs 111
6.4.1 Impacts on Functioning 111
6.4.2 The Colorado River Delta 111
6.5 Multi-Purpose Riparian Ecosystem Management 113
6.5.1 Considerations 113
6.5.2 Agua Fria River in Central Arizona 113
6.6 Rewatering Dry Rivers 115
6.6.1 Considerations 115
6.6.2 Santa Cruz River in Southeastern Arizona 116
6.7 Water Conservation 117
6.7.1 Importance and Considerations 117
6.7.2 San Pedro River in Southeastern Arizona 118
6.8 Summary 121
References 121

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