Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An engineered flood that helped bring water to previously dry reaches of the lower Colorado River delta has resulted in greener vegetation, the germination of new types of plant life along...
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The simple topography of dryland channels presents an interesting paradox according to scientists from UCSB’s Earth Research Institute.
A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed.
Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods.
Rapid advances in the new and developing field of restoration sedimentology will be needed to protect the world's river deltas from an array of threats.
'When the River Runs Dry' is a familiar song in Australia.
NOVATO, Calif., Aug.
An interdisciplinary team of physicists and geologists led by the University of Pennsylvania has made a major step toward predicting where and how large floods occur on river deltas and alluvial fans.
In a feat of reverse-engineering, Christian Braudrick of University of California at Berkeley and three coauthors have successfully built and maintained a scale model of a living meandering gravel-bed river in the lab.
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....