Flood Effects on Road–Stream Crossing Infrastructure: Economic and Ecological Benefits of Stream Simulation Designs

Abstract: Stream simulation design is a geomorphic, engineering, and ecologically based approach to designing road–stream crossings that creates a natural and dynamic channel through the crossing structure similar in dimensions and characteristics to the adjacent natural channel, allowing for unimpeded passage of aquatic organisms, debris, and water during various flow conditions, including floods. A retrospective.. read more →

Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish

For Immediate Release February 18, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard 301-897-8616 x 215 bbeard@fisheries.org Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish When Tropical Storm Irene inundated the White River watershed in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont in 2011, many local roads washed out where stream culverts failed to handle.. read more →

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