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RMRS-GTR-133CD: Guide to Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Northeastern United States


USDA Forest Service. 2005. Guide to Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Northeastern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-133-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 4 CD-ROM set.

Consistent identification of bankfull stage is essential to watershed analysis, stream evaluation, stream restoration, fish habitat assessment, and stream-related design and construction. This training program demonstrates basic techniques of bankfull identification on a range of stream types typically found in the northeastern United States. A historical perspective on bankfull determination is provided and the scientific principles upon which it is based are reviewed. Bankfull determination is discussed within the context of the Rosgen Stream Classification System. Uses of bankfull stage information in practical applications are demonstrated and a catalogue of stream sites is included as a self-test of bankfull determination skills. Training material is presented in a series of learning modules on four CD-ROM disks and includes video clips recorded at 20 different stream sites in the northeastern United States.

Keywords: identification, bankfull stage,watershed analysis, stream evaluation, stream restoration, fish habitat assessment, Rosgen Stream Classification System


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Title: RMRS-GTR-133CD: Guide to Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Northeastern United Statesdocumentation and application
Electronic Publish Date: August 1, 2006
Last Update:
August 1, 2006

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