California Rivers and Streams

California Rivers and Streams

The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

Book - 1995
Rate this:
Book News
Mount (geology, U. of California-Davis) provides an overview of the physical and biological processes that shape the state's rivers and watersheds, introducing basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applying them to clarify differences between the state's many rivers and evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

University of California Press
California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development.

Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention.

Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.


Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780520201927
0520201922
9780520202504
0520202503
Characteristics: xvi, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SMCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top