Management Strategies for Baseflow Augmentation

by Victor M. Ponce, San Diego State Univ, United States,
Donna S. Lindquist, San Diego State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


Management strategies for baseflow augmentation fall into the following categories: (1) range management, (2) upland vegetation management, (3) riparian vegetation management, (4) upland runoff detention and retention, and (5) the use of instream structures. The benefits of a watershed management strategy focused on baseflow augmentation are the following: (1) increased summer flows, (2) healthier riparian areas, (3) increased channel and bank stability, (4) decreased erosion and sediment transport, (5) improved water quality, (6) enhanced fish and wildlife habitat, (7) lower stream temperatures, and (8) improved stream aesthetics.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Stormwater management | Runoff | Base flow | River bank stabilization | Rangeland | Subsurface flow | Water storage

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