Design Versus Ecology in St. Johns and Indian Rivers

by Harold A. Scott, Staff Consultant; Civ. Engrg., Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Architects-Engineers-Planners, Inc., Jacksonville, FL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 4, Pg. 425-432

Document Type: Journal Paper


Engineering design can recognize environmental values of nature and minimize losses. The construction of a system of navigable waterways in the Upper St. John River and Indian River is a threat to environmental values. Coordination of the design and environmental professionals' goals minimizes the potential losses. Alinements are located outside of the old river channel, spoil is placed on banks or uplands and structures are used to maintain flows in the existing river channel to protect fish spawning areas.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Hydraulic design | Ecosystems | Rivers and streams | Sustainable development | Construction management | Waterways | Channel flow

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