[F&ES 719a]

River Processes and Restoration

2016-2017
Credits: 3 Fall 2016: Not Offered
 

 

This course studies the geophysical processes of natural rivers with emphasis on qualitative and quantitative aspects of fluvial morphology; the course addresses channel dynamics, urban rivers, human impacts on rivers, and climate change. It also addresses restoration of degraded rivers, including dechannelization, dam removal, sediment transport, aquatic habitat improvements, and naturalistic design. Students learn to inspect, classify, identify, and measure river features. Quantitative analyses of river hydraulics and morphology are performed to predict river reactions to human activities and watershed change. The class includes class lectures, readings, problem sets, field labs, and a team project. A previous course in hydrology (F&ES 714b or equivalent) is recommended. Enrollment limited to twenty-four.

Prerequisites for F&ES 719:
F&ES 714: Environmental Hydrology
or permission from instructor
Limited to 24