Geomorphic engineering for river restoration design

Philip J. Soar, Colin R. Thorne, Peter W. Downs, Ronald R. Copeland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The design of stable channels with mobile bed materials poses complex problems in hydraulic engineering, sedimentation and fluvial geomorphology. In addition, recent requirements to provide a range of aquatic and riparian environments capable of supporting a high biodiversity, recreational activities and possessing good aesthetics presents further challenges to the design engineer. Geomorphic engineering principles and procedures are outlined as a basis for incorporating natural channel variability into the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) river restoration design procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0784403821, 9780784403822
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 1998
EventWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 199827 Mar 1998


ConferenceWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO


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