Riparian Wetlands and Flood Stages

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by F. Douglas Shields, Jr., (M.ASCE), U.S. Dep of Agriculture, Oxford, United States,
Charles M. Cooper, U.S. Dep of Agriculture, Oxford, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: The paper studies concurrent flood stage records from two fourth-order streams in the hills of northwest Mississippi with similar soils, watershed relief and overall land use. The streams differ in watershed size, channel geometry, and riparian land use. A comparison of physical aquatic habitats in a straightened, incised stream and a more natural stream flanked by forested wetlands is the primary interest of the case study.

Subject Headings: Floods | Wetlands (fresh water) | Rivers and streams | Land use | Watersheds | Ecosystems | Streamflow | Comparative studies | Case studies | Mississippi

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