Assessing stream restoration potential of recreational enhancements on an urban stream, Springfield, Ohio
Published:January 01, 2013
John Ritter, Kelly Shaw, Aaron Evelsizor, Katherine Minter, Chad Rigsby, Kristen Shearer, 2013. "Assessing stream restoration potential of recreational enhancements on an urban stream, Springfield, Ohio", The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration, Jerome V. De Graff, James E. Evans
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The stream restoration potential of recreational modifications made to lowhead dams on an urban reach of Buck Creek, in Springfield, Ohio, is dependent on constraints imposed by the urban infrastructure on stream grade. A privately led initiative to improve the recreational potential of a 9 km reach of Buck Creek and its tributary Beaver Creek includes the modification of four lowhead dams. The hydraulic heights of these dams will be replaced with a series of v-shaped drop structures engineered to create hydraulics conducive to kayak play. The drop structure is a constructed channel constriction composed of a hard step...
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The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration
River restoration is a societal goal in the United States. This collection of 14 research papers focuses on our current understanding of the impacts of removing dams and the role of dam removal in the larger context of river restoration. The chapters are grouped by topic: (1) assessment of existing dams, strategies to determine impounded legacy sediments, and evaluating whether or not to remove the dams; (2) case studies of the hydrologic, sediment, and ecosystem impacts of recent dam removals; (3) assessment of river restoration by modifying flows or removing dams; and (4) the concept of river restoration in the context of historic changes in river systems.