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Pacific Northwest Research Station

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The Geomorphic Response of Rivers to Dams

A Short Course, March 11-13, 2003
At the University of Nevada, Reno

Furniss, M.J.; Guntle, J., eds. 2004. The geomorphic response of rivers to dams [CD-ROM]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-601. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.

This publication is available on a set of two CD-ROMs. Request A Set of CD-ROMs or visit the online version at


CD 1 (684 MB)

CD 2 (424 MB)


Course Agenda
Day 1: Tuesday, March 11, 2003

1:15 Forest Service line officer perspective: John Berry, Forest Supervisor, El Dorado National Forest, CA

2:00 Power company perspective: John Esler, Portland General Electric, OR

3:30 The spatial and geographical context of nonfederal hydropower dams on Forest Service lands in the West: Gordon Grant, PNW Research Station, Corvallis, OR


Day 2: Wednesday, March 12, 2003

8:00 Geomorphic effects of dams on rivers: a tutorial: Gordon Grant

9:10 Geomorphic effects, continued: Gordon Grant

10:15 Biological objectives tied to physical processes: Scott McBain, McBain and Trush, Arcata, CA

11:00 Case Study #1: Tuolumne River: Scott McBain, McBain and Trush, Arcata, CA

1:15 Case Study #2 Deschutes River: Gordon Grant

2:15 Case Study #3 Mokelumne River: Greg Pasternack, UC Davis

3:30 Group exercise interpreting river responses to dams: Moderator, Peter Wampler, Oregon State University

4:15 Start workshop modules and continue through day 3

Day 3: Thursday, March 13, 2003

8 to 11 AM Theme 5 continued: Group exercise - interpreting river responses to dams, Moderator: Peter Wampler (Oregon State University)

8:00 Module 2: Flow Regimes

9:15 15 minute break

9:30 Module 3: Downstream Effects

10:30 Wrap up of exercise

11 AM Large group discussion of how FS technical staff defines information needs and translates that into study requests, utilizing concepts, and information presented at the workshop

12 PM Adjourn



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