Effects of urbanization on the hydrologic regimes and geomorphic stability of small streams in southern California
In southern California streams, altered hydrologic and sediment regimes associated with urbanization (hydromodification) have induced significant morphologic responses such as incision, widening, and planform shifts from single-thread to braided with far-reaching effects to adjacent land and throughout drainage networks. The overarching objective of this dissertation is to improve process-based understanding of these changes such that the risk of future degradation may be mitigated through improved management. Three chapters follow from this fundamental flow of logic: changes in land cover beget ...
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