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Title: Bank erosion on navigable waterways R and D Report 336/1/T
Author: Colin R. Thorne
Author: Sue Reed
Author: John C Doornkamp
Document Type: Monograph
This report describes bank erosion on navigable waterways. Some bank erosion occurs along all natural and most artificial waterways and as part of the operation of the fluvial system. Rates of natural bank erosion in Britain are usually quite low and most serious erosion can be attributed to acceleration by some human activity or intervention. In many situations bank retreat is acceptable and, in fact, limited bank erosion plays a beneficial role in aquatic and riparian ecosystems through removing old bank vegetation, making space for new species to become established and providing habitat for riverside fauna. Hence, bank erosion is in itself not necessarily a bed thing and not every case of bank erosion requires treatment.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Navigable canalsErosionAnthropogenic factorsRiparian vegetation
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 29; + appendix
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