Management Strategies for Baseflow Augmentation

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)


Management strategies for baseflow augmentation fall into the following categories: (1) livestock 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, and (6) enhanced fish and wildlife habitat.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Fish management | Base flow | Sediment transport | Water quality | Resource management | Water resources | Streamflow

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