Geog / Geol 642:  Watershed Assessment & Restoration

This course explores watersheds and appropriate integrative methods of assessment and restoration of hillslopes and stream systems. The course begins with an exploration of the properties and processes of watersheds, their slope materials, soils and land-use characteristics, and the forms and processes of the stream network that drains them. Assessment methods will apply geographic information systems (GIS) technology to problems of hillslope runoff and soil erosion prediction, interpretation of historical and current runoff-discharge relationships, and modeling the effects of changing land use. Hillslope and stream restoration methods will include physical and bio-engineering techniques, with examples drawn from throughout the Bay Area and California.  wpe75.jpg (12422 bytes)


Syllabus Project Planning
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iLearn   Challenges and recommendations from previous projects