Floods as Agents of River Restoration

How do floods restore rivers to their natural state?

In this project, we study the effects of large floods on rivers and the processes at work when such stresses hit. The investigation aims to show how to help land, ecosystems and communities recover from disturbances such as floods and humans re-arranging streams.

Lead Investigators:
John Gartner
Christine Hatch

National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCESD)

Project Summary


What we Learned