Application of Historical Channel Stability Analysis to Instream Flow Studies
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
Evaluation of the long-term stability of river channels is an important component of instream flow assessments because significant instability may invalidate the results of habitat simulation, especially when the variation of habitat over time is to be examined. Procedures are described for reconnaissance-level studies of river channel dynamics, which emphasis on the use of readily available historical records.