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Use of Instream Flow Incremental Methodology: introduction to the special issue

Hydroécologie Appliquée

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https://doi.org/10.1051/hydro:2004001

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Abstract

In 1991, Harvey Doerksen was able to write a memoir discussing 20 years of instream flow work (Doerksen 1991). He recalled coming into the field in about 1973, but points out that there were many dedicated professionals working on the front line of what has become known as the environmental flow issue since at least the 1940’s. One of the earliest controversies in this new field was about what to call it. Some of the can- didate titles included “Stream Re- source Maintenance Flow,” “Base Flow,” and “Minimum Flow.” Although some of these terms were already in wide use by the early 1970’s, the term “instream flow” was not even listed in the 1973, 1974, or 1975 editions of the Water Resources Research Catalog of keywords (Doerksen 1991: 100). When most of the authors represented in this special issue began their professional careers, the field of instream flow was still seeking a core identity and a set of organizing principles.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Use of Instream Flow Incremental Methodology: introduction to the special issue
Series title:
Hydroécologie Appliquée
DOI:
10.1051/hydro:2004001
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ecosciences
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
7