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dc.contributor.authorBarton, Chase Macneil
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-12T18:47:46Z
dc.date.available2011-08-12T18:47:46Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/17055
dc.description.abstractChanges in land use and hydrology resulting from urbanization alter the processes of sediment production, delivery, and fluvial transport within a watershed. In this study, a sediment budget was constructed for the Pipers Creek watershed to determine how the magnitude and character of sediment production has changed as a result of basin urbanization and subsequent engineering efforts to control channel enlargement and erosion. In addition, the condition of instream sediment was evaluated to determine if the physical characteristics of the substrate currently constrains the quality of salmonid habitat. The sediment-production rate in the Pipers Creek watershed is half the estimated maximum sediment-production rate following the onset of urbanization but prior to effects to control erosion, but it remains six times higher than the estimated production rate before development. The quantity of coarse sediment being delivered into the channel is not a concern for resource managers; however, fine sediment being delivered by hillslope processes and urban runoff may impair quality salmonid habitat.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSeattle Public Utilitiesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Washingtonen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjectland use changeen_US
dc.subjecturbanizationen_US
dc.subjectwatershed hydrologyen_US
dc.subjectsediment yielden_US
dc.subjectsediment transporten_US
dc.subjectfluvial soilsen_US
dc.subjectstreamsen_US
dc.subjectstream channelsen_US
dc.subjectbank erosionen_US
dc.subjecterosion controlen_US
dc.subjectSalmonidaeen_US
dc.subjectaquatic habitaten_US
dc.subjectlotic systemsen_US
dc.subjectlimnologyen_US
dc.subjectWashingtonen_US
dc.subjecturban runoffen_US
dc.subjectecological restorationen_US
dc.subjecthabitat conservationen_US
dc.titleA Sediment Budget for the Pipers Creek Watershed: Applications for Urban Stream Restorationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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