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Sediment from hydraulic mining detained by Englebright and small dams in the Yuba basin

Dams and geomorphology. Special issue

Auteurs :
JAMES, L.A.
BEYER, P.J.

Description :
First, historical geomorphic changes in the watershed are outlined that influence the physical context of the feasibility study. The Yuba watershed is centered in the hydraulic gold-mining region. Second, recent findings of high concentrations of mercury in sediment and fish tissues in the watershed are briefly reviewed. Third, historic data on 20th century hydraulic mining are presented that document numerous small dams built in the Yuba basin to detain mining sediment. Finally, field measurements of the texture and lithology of modern bed materials in the Yuba River basin are presented that demonstrate reworked sediment from mining is an important component of the modern sediment load and fine spawning gravels.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 2005, vol. 71, n°. 1-2, p. 202-226, nombre de pages : 25, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 43 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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