Let the Water Do the Work: Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels
by Bill Zeedyk & Van Clothier
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Let the Water Do the Work is an important contribution to riparian restoration. By ‘thinking like a creek,’ one can harness the regenerative power of floods to reshape stream banks and rebuild floodplains along gullied stream channels. ‘Induced Meandering’ is an artful blend of the natural sciences – geomorphology, hydrology and ecology – that govern channel-forming processes. Induced Meandering directly challenges the dominant paradigm of river and creek stabilization by promoting the intentional erosion of selected banks while fostering deposition of eroded materials on an evolving floodplain. The river self-heals as the growth of native riparian vegetation accelerates the meandering process. Anyone with an interest in natural resource management in these uncertain times should read this book and put these ideas to work.
Water Harvesting from Low-Standard Rural Roads
by Bill Zeedyk
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This book addresses the construction and maintenance of unpaved rural roads, including strategies, techniques and practices for dealing with problems associated with managing water. Such problems are frequently encountered by landowners, land managers and maintenance personnel. Running water is the primary force affecting road condition and generating the need for maintenance. Sustainable maintenance means dealing effectively with water, but not just surface runoff. This book explains how that maintenance can be achieved effectively and economically. Anyone with a road crossing their land, from rancher to small property owner, to company or agency, will find this book informative and helpful.