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British Columbia flood scars: maximum flood-stage indicators

Special issue. Fluvial geomorphology and vegetation

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

GOTTESFELD, A.S.
Northwest College, B.C. V8G 4C2, Canada
OSTERKAMP, W.R.
U.S. Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ 65745, Etats-Unis


Description :
Flood scars, abundant along rivers of heavily forested northern British Columbia, provide records of flood occurrence and magnitude in a region with few and relatively short gaging records. Log transport during floods is episodic and occurs almost immediately preceding and during peak stage. Many of these logs are sequestered in bankside vegetation where they form abrasion wounds on trees by rubbing up and down in the turbulent waters.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1996, vol. 14, n°. 4, p. 319-325, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 9 ref.

Date :
1996

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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