Characterizing Lowland Streams: Riparian and Watershed Influences on Urban and Non-Urban Channels

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Characterizing Lowland Streams: Riparian and Watershed Influences on Urban and Non-Urban Channels

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dc.contributor.author Segura Sossa, Catalina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-12T18:29:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-12T18:29:00Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/17054
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents a suite of studies focused on the channel network of the Chico Creek watershed, a resource-rich stream system on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington State. This analysis included characterization of the stream network into channel types and a rapid assessment of the current geomorphic condition of these streams. In addition, the relationship between urbanization metrics (based on land cover) and the current physical condition of the stream channels was explored. This analysis allowed the identification the relatively pristine sites and also identified potential monitoring and restoration areas. This characterization is a contribution to the physical understanding of the basin's stream channels in the context of the recent completed study, "The Chico Creek watershed planning project." The overall objective of this project was to develop a science-based vision of the Chico Creek watershed for the future under different trajectories of future urban development. Recognizing the dominant geomorphologic processes in fluvial channels provides guidance for defining current channel condition and identifying possible monitoring sites to show response to upstream impacts. In addition, this understanding can illuminate areas where restoration efforts are appropriate and can contribute to creating or defining target morphologic features. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Fulbright Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Washington en_US
dc.subject geomorphology en_US
dc.subject streams en_US
dc.subject stream channels en_US
dc.subject watershed management en_US
dc.subject watershed hydrology en_US
dc.subject hydrogeology en_US
dc.subject vegetation cover en_US
dc.subject urbanization en_US
dc.subject ecological restoration en_US
dc.subject urban development en_US
dc.subject Washington en_US
dc.subject lowlands en_US
dc.subject riparian areas en_US
dc.title Characterizing Lowland Streams: Riparian and Watershed Influences on Urban and Non-Urban Channels en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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