Title

Appropriate Uses of Sediment Source Tracing in Habitat Assessments of Mountain Streams

Authors

B Hecht

Publication Date

1985

Notes

ISBN 0-913235-37-7

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries

Start Page

416

End Page

422

Editors

Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;

Publication Place

Bethesda, MD

Publisher

American Fisheries Society

Abstract

Sediment-source tracing uses the composition of sediment to establish the origin of habitat-impairing sediment. Tracing is especially suited to mountain streams, where bed conditions can change dramatically over time. Samples drawn from the active bed, older flood deposits, high-water marks, and bars of known age allow quantitative estimates of past sediment regimes to be developed. Results may be used in managing aquatic habitat and operating reservoirs or diversion facilities.

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