California Rivers and Streams

The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

Author: Jeffrey F. Mount

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520916937

Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 7518

California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.

Northern California River Maps and Fishing Guide

Revised and Resized

Author: Frank Amato Publications

Publisher: Frank Amato Publications

ISBN: 9781571885180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 3992

The ultimate book for Northern California anglers! "Northern California River Maps & Fishing Guide" features Northern California detailed maps and that's only the beginning. Whether you're casting from the bank or fishing from a boat, "Northern California River Maps & Fishing Guide" tells you where to be and when to be there. Learn the secrets of Northern California's best rivers, including the "insider" information you need to experience the very best fishing Northern California has to offer. We've even included phone and email information for the essential services and accommodations specific to the needs of fishermen. Keep one in your car and another in your office, so you can always access the information you need, when you need it.

Introduction to Water in California

Author: David Carle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962893

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 1716

This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * Additional maps, figures, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, snowpack, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, desalination, water recycling, stormwater capture, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns

River and Stream Ecosystems of the World

Author: Colbert E. Cushing,Kenneth W. Cummins,G. Wayne Minshall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245679

Category: Nature

Page: 817

View: 4709

This ia a synopsis and review of the major rivers of the world.

Water, Rivers, and Creeks

Author: Luna Bergere Leopold

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9780935702989

Category: Science

Page: 185

View: 7355

"By integrating the basics of hydrology and geomorphology with the practical formulation of policy, this book is intended for the general public, students of environmental studies, legislators, policy makers, and all others who are interested in the use, control, and management of water."--Jacket.

California's Best Fishing Waters

182 Detailed Maps of 31 of the Best Rivers and Streams

Author: Wilderness Adventures Press

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 2425

Second edition is updated with GPS points on maps

Fly Fishing the Sierra Nevada

Author: Bill Sunderland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965256605

Category: Fly fishing

Page: 120

View: 3917

Describes when, where and how to fish California's premier mountain range. Detailed maps and directions charts the way to the hundreds of rivers, creeks and lakes that offer some of the best fishing in the state. Toss in some history, geological background and a bit of humor, and the result is a book that will be on the must-have list of every trout angler who fishes California.

California Fishing

The Complete Guide to More Than 1,200 Fishing Spots

Author: Tom Stienstra

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781566912877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 750

View: 2565

El Nino has filled more than 383 lakes in California, and this new edition visits them all. It also covers 185 streams, 62 piers, 36 saltwater marinas, 844 trout farms, and 18 million acres of fishable national forest. Each location is rated for quality of fishing, scenic beauty, and type of fish. Photos & illustrations.

Immortal River

The Upper Mississippi in Ancient and Modern Times

Author: Calvin R. Fremling

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299202941

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 7982

This engaging and well-illustrated primer to the Upper Mississippi River presents the basic natural and human history of this magnificent waterway. Immortal River is written for the educated lay-person who would like to know more about the river's history and the forces that shape as well as threaten it today. It melds complex information from the fields of geology, ecology, geography, anthropology, and history into a readable, chronological story that spans some 500 million years of the earth's history. Like the Mississippi itself, Immortal River often leaves the main channel to explore the river's backwaters, floodplain, and drainage basin. The book's focus is the Upper Mississippi, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois. But it also includes information about the river's headwaters in northern Minnesota and about the Lower Mississippi from Cairo south to the river's mouth ninety miles below New Orleans. It offers an understanding of the basic geology underlying the river's landscapes, ecology, environmental problems, and grandeur.

Oregon River Maps & Fishing Guide

Author: Frank Amato Publications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571885142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 2912

Whether you're casting from the bank or fishing from a boat,"Oregon River Maps & Fishing Guide" tells you where to be and when to be there. Learn the secrets of Oregon's best rivers, including the “insider” information you need to experience the very best fishing Oregon has to offer. We've included updated phone and email information for the essential services and accommodations specific to the needs of fishermen.

Rivers of America

Author: Tim Palmer

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Nature

Page: 223

View: 1699

Captures the natural wonders of America's waterways with nearly two hundred photographs, in a collection that includes essays on the vital environmental role of rivers in human life.

Fly Fishing Eastern Sierra Streams

Where to Go, What to Use and How to Get There

Author: Mike Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420807530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 7434

Fly Fishing Eastern Sierra Streams takes its readers to some of the finest, accessible streams and creeks in the Eastern Sierras. In addition to offering priceless information on fly fishing for wild trout, Mike discovered a way to incorporate personal fly fishing successes and tragedies in his writings. He also opens a few doors along the way, and shares some very personal accounts about the man that got it all started; his father. Fly Fishing Eastern Sierra Streams is a full-color guide book that will have you laughing one minute, and thinking of good times with your own dad the next. Mike's book will surely be appreciated by both seasoned veterans and first-timers alike. Come along and enjoy Mike's passion for catching wild trout with a fly.

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

Author: G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118648579

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 2767

Fluvial Geomorphology studies the biophysical processes acting in rivers, and the sediment patterns and landforms resulting from them. It is a discipline of synthesis, with roots in geology, geography, and river engineering, and with strong interactions with allied fields such as ecology, engineering and landscape architecture.ï¿1⁄2 This book comprehensively reviews tools used in fluvial geomorphology, at a level suitable to guide the selection of research methods for a given question. Presenting an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, it provides guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river restoration and management.ï¿1⁄2ï¿1⁄2 Thoroughly updated since the first edition in 2003 by experts in their subfields, the book presents state-of-the-art tools that have revolutionized fluvial geomorphology in recent decades, such as physical and numerical modelling, remote sensing and GIS, new field techniques, advances in dating, tracking and sourcing, statistical approaches as well as more traditional methods such as the systems framework, stratigraphic analysis, form and flow characterisation and historical analysis.ï¿1⁄2ï¿1⁄2ï¿1⁄2 This book: Covers five main types of geomorphological questions and their associated tools: historical framework; spatial framework; chemical, physical and biological methods; analysis of processes and forms; and future understanding framework. Provides guidance on advantages and limitations of different tools for different applications, data sources, equipment and supplies needed, and case studies illustrating their application in an integrated perspective. It is an essential resource for researchers and professional geomorphologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, and ecologists concerned with river management, conservation and restoration. It is a useful supplementary textbook for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and interdisciplinary courses in river management and restoration.

Moon California Fishing

The Complete Guide to Fishing on Lakes, Streams, Rivers, and the Coast

Author: Tom Stienstra

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1612383106

Category: Travel

Page: 702

View: 8486

Acclaimed outdoors author and experienced fisherman Tom Stienstra knows the best fishing spots in the Golden State, from the crystal-clear lakes dotting the Sierra Nevada to the open waters located just off the coast of San Francisco. Offering detailed descriptions of more than 2,000 fishing locations and including more than 70 pages of fishing tips and advice, Moon California Fishing leads both beginner and expert anglers to the best lakes, rivers, and coasts that the state has to offer. Complete with helpful regional maps as well as directions and ratings for each location, Moon California Fishing provides all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

Flyfisher's Guide to California

Author: Vinci, Greg

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 1940239060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 9473

The biggest, most comprehensive flyfishing guide ever on California. Includes expert coverage of: Bishop Creek Cosumnes River Crowley Lake Davis Lake Eagle Lake East Carson River East Walker River Fall River Feather River Hat Creek Hot Creek Klamath River Lake Almanor Little Truckee River Lower American River Lower Kings River Lower Owens River Lower Sacramento River Lower Stanislaus River Lower Yuba River McCloud River McGee Creek Merced River Mi. Fork Feather River Mi. Fork Stanislaus River Mokelumne River No. Fork Kern River North Yuba River Owens Gorge Pit River Putah Creek Red Lake Creek Rush Creek Russian River So. Fork American River So. Fork Kings River So. Fork San Joaquin Truckee River Tuolumne Meadows Upper Owens River Upper Sacramento River Upper Trinity River West Carson River West Walker River Yellow Creek Author Greg Vinci brings a long-time local's point of view, with tips like access areas where vehicle numbers/parking spots are limited, campgrounds where you'll need reservations, and historical context of the fisheries. His spectacular full-color photography fills the pages with flyfishing bliss.

Fly Fishing California

A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters

Author: Ken Hanley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892469106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 7138

Ken Hanleys vast experience fly fishing in California gives you a clear understanding of the best places to fish across the state of Californiafrom the Baja coast to the northern wilderness. This is the redesigned and expanded version of Ken Hanleys popular Guide to Fly Fishing in Northern California (1997).