geomorphic

Stream and Riparian Restoration

SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration

Jump-Starting Riparian Restoration in a Disturbed Riverscape: The Hammon Bar Riparian Enhancement Project on the Lower Yuba River

The lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While over the last half century (following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging), riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River floodplain, succession has not progressed and the vegetation is largely comprised of shrubby willow species.