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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE RESTORATION OF SAND BED STREAM CHANNELS AND ASSOCIATED RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 701P0904, . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17392)
Authors: Kevin L. Tweedy
Keywords: Headwater systems, natural channel design, mitigation, reference sites
Restoration projects that address stream and wetland functions concurrently require special design considerations that are not typically evaluated for projects that restore stream or wetland functions alone. The design should take into account the interrelated functions of the system as a whole. Stream and floodplain functions include the transport and storage of water and sediment. These functions, in turn, provide diverse aquatic and riparian habitats. This systems-based approach allows for the restoration of self-sustaining riparian ecosystems.