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Title: Channel processes and watershed function

Author: Lisle, Tom;

Date: 1999

Source: In: Taylor, Ross N. (ed.). Proceedings of a Workshop, Using Stream Geomorphic Characteristics as a Long-term Monitoring Tool to Assess Watershed Function, 18-19 March 1999, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. p. 4-14.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Purpose of this presentation is to put channel monitoring in context of channel processes and dispel the myth of the learned sage walking up the stream channel observing changes in the channel and extrapolating how these changes came about without looking at the rest of the watershed. The message I want to convey is it is not only O.K.to peek at the rest of the watershed, but it is necessary to understand why change has occurred. Many of the other speakers over the next two days will probably reiterate this same point, again and again.

Keywords: PSW4351, Caspar Creek, watershed, channel processes, land-use practices, hillslope disturbance, sediment, woody debris

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Lisle, Tom 1999. Channel processes and watershed function. In: Taylor, Ross N. (ed.). Proceedings of a Workshop, Using Stream Geomorphic Characteristics as a Long-term Monitoring Tool to Assess Watershed Function, 18-19 March 1999, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. p. 4-14.

 


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