River Restoration Considerations Beyond Channel Design

by William T. Fullerton, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


Restoration of river systems in highly disturbed environments poses unique challenges beyond channel design. The Jordan Creek Restoration project in Idaho was conducted in a valley disturbed by three periods of placer mining. The project required special floodplain and subsurface restoration techniques to develop a naturally functioning stream system with long term stability.

Subject Headings: Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Channel stabilization | River systems | River bank stabilization | Project management | Hydraulic design | Idaho | United States

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