Management Strategy

by F. D. Shields, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
S. R. Abt, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract:

Meanders of sinuous streams are often cut off by natural action or by man in order to improve conveyance or navigability. Cutoff bendways, as long as they remain aquatic, provide extremely important aquatic habitat. This paper provides justification and technical basis for managing cutoff bendways in order to prolong their riverine and/or lacustrine stages and thus improve environmental quality of the riverine system. Refs.



Subject Headings: River systems | Meandering rivers and streams | Aquatic habitats

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