River Meander Zones and Floodplain Reconnection

by David A. Bella, (M.ASCE),
Peter C. Klingeman, (M.ASCE),
Hiram W. Li,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A natural disturbance regime concept is described for understanding ecosystem changes due to human activities. Re-establishment of river meander zones is proposed as an application of this concept to reconnect rivers with their floodplains and provide healthier ecosystems.

Subject Headings: Floods | Rivers and streams | Decision making | Ecosystems | Flood plains | Meandering rivers and streams | Human factors | Public health and safety

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