RESOURCES – Documents

Stream Classification:

Stream Classification

A Classification of Natural Rivers

Rosgen, D.L. (1994). Catena, 22, 169−199.

DISCUSSION – “The Role of Observer Variation in Determining Rosgen Stream Types in Northeastern Oregon Mountain Streams” by Brett B. Roper, John M. Buffington, Eric Archer, Chris Moyer, & Mike Ward

Rosgen, D.L. (2009). Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(5), 1290−1297.
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River Restoration and Natural Channel Design:

Natural Channel Design: Fundamental Concepts, Assumptions, and Methods

An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2011 American Geophysical Union.
Rosgen, D.L. (2011). In A. Simon, S.J. Bennett, & J.M. Castro (Eds.), Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools, Geophysical Monograph Series 194, pp. 69–93. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Chapter 11: Rosgen Geomorphic Channel Design

Rosgen, D.L. (2007). In Part 654 Stream Restoration Design National Engineering Handbook (210-VI-NEH), J. Bernard, J.F. Fripp & K.R. Robinson (Eds.). USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, D.C.

A Geomorphological Approach to Restoration of Incised Rivers

Rosgen, D.L. (1997). In S.S.Y Wang, E.J Langendoen, & F.D. Shields (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Management of Landscapes Disturbed by Channel Incision. Oxford, MS: University of Mississippi.

The Reference Reach – A Blueprint for Natural Channel Design

Rosgen, D.L. (1998). In D.F. Hayes (Ed.), Engineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration (Proceedings of the Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference), pp. 1009–1016. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Discussion – “Critical Evaluation of How the Rosgen Classification and Associated “Natural Channel Design” Methods Fail to Integrate and Quantify Fluvial Processes and Channel Responses” by A. Simon, M. Doyle, M. Kondolf, F.D. Shields Jr., B. Rhoads, & M. McPhillips

Rosgen, D.L. (2008). Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 44(3): 782–792.
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Fluvial Geomorphological Methodology for Natural Stable Channel Design

Hey, R.D. (2006). Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 42(2), 357–374.
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“Pond and Plug” Method (Priority 1):

Geomorphic, Hydrologic and Ecological Effects of the Bear Creek Meadow Restoration Project: A Layman’s Review

Hammersmark, C.T., & Mount, J.F. (2005). UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

See also:

Hammersmark, C.T., Rains, M.C., & Mount, J.F. (2008). Quantifying the Hydrological Effects of Stream Restoration in a Montane Meadow, Northern California, USA. River Research and Applications, 24(6), 735–753.
Hammersmark, C.T., Dobrowski, S.Z., Rains, M.C., & Mount, J.F. (2010).  Simulated Effects of Stream Restoration on the Distribution of Wet-Meadow Vegetation. Restoration Ecology, 18, 882–893.

Projects:

Monitoring of the Little Snake River and Tributaries: Year 5 Final Report

Bledsoe, B.P., & Meyer, J.E. (2005). Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

The Blanco River

Berger, J.J. (1992). In Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy. National Research Council, Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems. National Academy Press, Washington, DC, pp. 470–477.

Monitoring Restoration Effectiveness on the Lower Rio Blanco River

Kurz, J.D., & Rosgen, D.L. (2002). Presented at the 10th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop. Breckenridge, CO.

Structures:

Johnson, P.A., Hey, R.D., Tessier, M., & Rosgen, D.L. (2001). Use of Vanes for Control of Scour at Vertical Wall

Abutments. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 127(9), 772–778.

Stream Restoration in the Vicinity of Bridges.

Johnson, P.A., Hey, R.D., Brown, E.R., & Rosgen, D.L. (2002). Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 38(1), 55–67.
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Assessment:

WARSSS – Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply – An Overview

Rosgen, D.L. (2007). In Proceedings of the American Institute of Hydrology, Reno, NV, Hydrological Science and Technology, 23(1-4), 181–190.

Stream Reach Inventory and Channel Stability Evaluation (Pfankuch Channel Stability Assessment)

Pfankuch, D.J. (1975). USDAFS No. R1-75-002, GPO No. 696-260/200. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

A Hierarchical River Stability/Watershed-Based Sediment Assessment Methodology

Rosgen, D.L. (2001a). In Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference: Vol. 1. (pp.II-97–II-106). Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

A Stream Channel Stability Assessment Methodology

Rosgen, D.L. (2001c). In Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference: Vol. 1. (pp. II-18–II-26). Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

Streambank Erosion:

A Practical Method of Computing Streambank Erosion Rate

Rosgen, D.L. (2001b). In Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference: Vol. 1. (pp. II-9–II-15). Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

Stream Classification, Streambank Erosion and Fluvial Interpretations for the Lamar River and Main Tributaries

Rosgen, D.L. (1993). Report submitted to USDI National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park. Pagosa Springs, CO: Wildland Hydrology, 82 pp.

FLOWSED and POWERSED Models:

FLOWSED-POWERSED: Prediction Models for Suspended and Bedload Transport

Rosgen, D.L. (2006a). In Proceedings of the Eighth Federal Interagency Sediment Conference: Vol 1 (pp. 761–769). Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

The Application and Validation of Dimensionless Sediment Rating Curves

Rosgen, D.L. (2010). In Proceedings of the Ninth Federal Interagency Sediment Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Application of the FLOWSED and POWERSED Models in River Stability, Bridge Design and River Restoration

Athanasakes, G., & Rosgen, D.L. (2010). In Proceedings of the Ninth Federal Interagency Sediment Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Complexity of Bedload Transport in Gravel Bed Streams: Data Collection, Prediction, and Analysis

Hinton, D.D. (2012). Doctoral Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Theoretical Basis for Rosgen's Pagosa Good/Fair Equation

Hinton, D.D., Hotchkiss, R.H., & Ballestero, T.P. (2012). In International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2012 (edited). San Jose, Costa Rica.

Developing a “Reference” Sediment Transport Relationship

Troendle, C.A., Rosgen, D.L., Ryan, S., Porth, L., & Nankervis, J.M. (2001). In Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference: Vol. 1. (pp. II-73–II-80). Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

Sediment:

Field Methods for Measurement of Fluvial Sediment

Edwards, T.K. & Glysson, G.D. (1999). Field Methods for Measurement of Fluvial Sediment. In U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 3, Chapter C2. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/twri/twri3-c2

The Use of Color Infrared Photography for the Determination of Suspended Sediment Concentrations and Source Areas

Rosgen, D.L. (1973). In Fluvial Processes and Sedimentation, (pp. 381–402). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: National Research Council of Canada.

Movement of Bed Material Clasts in Mountain Streams

Leopold, L.B., & Rosgen, D.L. (1991). In Proceedings of the Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Vol 1. (pp. 4-183–4-187). Las Vegas, NV: Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

Field Survey Techniques:

Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique

Harrelson, C.C., Rawlins, C.L., & Potyondy, J.P. (1994). General Technical Report RM-245. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 61 p.

Riparian Vegetation:

Chapter 3: Life History, Ecology, and Conservation of Riparian Cottonwoods in North America

Braatne, J.H., Rood, S.B., and Heilman, P.E. (1996). In Biology of Populus and its Implications for Management and Conservation (R.F. Stettler, H.D. Bradshaw, Jr., P.E. Heilman, and T.M. Hinkley (Eds.). Ottawa, ON, Canada: NRC Research Press, National Research Council of Canada, pp. 57–85.

Further Recommended Reading:

Leopold, L.B., Wolman, M.G., & Miller, J.P. (1964). Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman.

Leopold, L.B. (1994). A View of the River. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

The Controversy over Natural Channel Design: Substantive Explanations and Potential Avenues for Resolution

Lave, R. (2009). Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(6), 1519–1532.

Response of Wild Trout to Stream Restoration over Two Decades in the Blackfoot River Basin, Montana

Pierce, R., Podner, C., & Carim, K. (2013). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 142(1), 68–81. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2012.720626

Response of Fish Populations to Natural Channel Design Restoration in Streams of the Catskill Mountains, New York

Baldigo, B.P., Warren, D.R., Ernst, A.G., & Mulvihill, C.I. (2008). North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 28(3), 954–969.

Variable Responses of Fish Assemblages, Habitat, and Stability to Natural-Channel-Design Restoration in Catskill Mountain Streams

Baldigo, B.P., Ernst, A.G., Warren, D.R., & Miller, S.J. (2010). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139, 449–467.

Effects of Natural-Channel-Design Restoration on Habitat Quality in Catskill Mountain Streams, New York

Ernst, A.G., Baldigo, B.P., Mulvihill, C.I., & Vian, M. (2010). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139, 468–482.

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Hydraulic Evaluation of W-Weir for River Restoration

Bhuiyan, F., Hey, R.D., & Wormleaton, P.R. (2007). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 133(6), 597–609.

Effects of Vanes and W-Weir on Sediment Transport in Meandering Channels

Bhuiyan, F., Hey, R.D., & Wormleaton, P.R. (2009). Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 135(5), 339–349.

 

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