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River turbidity and sediment loads during dam removal

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1029/2012EO430002

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Abstract

Dam decommissioning has become an important means for removing unsafe or obsolete dams and for restoring natural fluvial processes, including discharge regimes, sediment transport, and ecosystem connectivity [Doyle et al., 2003]. The largest dam-removal project in history began in September 2011 on the Elwha River of Washington State (Figure 1a). The project, which aims to restore the river ecosystem and increase imperiled salmon populations that once thrived there, provides a unique opportunity to better understand the implications of large-scale river restoration.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
River turbidity and sediment loads during dam removal
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1029/2012EO430002
Volume
93
Issue:
43
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
425
Last page:
426
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Elwha River