Researchers and managers of regulated river systems will find this volume useful in acquiring information for deciding an integrated management plan for regulated river operations. Rather than the ecological theory of impacts of flow regulation, emphasis has been placed on methods to predict water quality and habitat alterations, as well as techniques to mitigate impacts from various operational scenarios. Although most chapters refer to impacts of riverine impoundments, these alternatives apply to any regulated situation in which changes in water quality or flow pattern occur. The predictive modeling techniques are explained primarily from a theoretical background. However, extensive bibliographies can guide the uninitiated to specific texts and software. Where controversial techniques have been presented, alternate methods are also described. Major topic areas include water quality problems, channel modification and management, ecological modeling and management, as well as a section on perspectives for ecological management and special problems in developing nations.
Table of Contents
1. Perspectives for Ecological Management of Regulated Rivers 2. Water Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, and Turbidity Control in Reservoir Releases 3. Water Quality Modeling of Regulated Streams 4. Flushing Flows 5. Alternative Channelization Procedures 6. Channel Engineering and Erosion Control 7. The Use of Instream Habitat Improvement Methodology in Mitigating the Adverse Effects of River Regulation on Fisheries 8. Flood Plain Fisheries Management 9. Mitigation for Impacts to Riparian Vegetation on Western Montane Streams 10. Models for Predicting Benthic Macroinvertebrate Habitat Suitability Under Regulated Flows 11. The Application of a Classification and Prediction Technique Based on Macroinvertebrates to Assess the Effects of River Regulation 12. Instream Habitat Flow Modeling Techniques 13. Alternative Approaches in Predicting Trout Populations from Habitat in Streams