If you are a member of LinkedIn and you are interested in stream and river restoration, I recommend joining the ASCE River Restoration TC group. Over the years, there have been some great discussions swirling around restoration. Doug Shields recently posted this question:
“How do you design a stream channel for a project that includes channel reconstruction/reconfiguration?” The responses so far have been quite good and I look forward to reading more. Jim MacBroom was my former boss and his opening sentence is perfect: “The most important step is to have a clear understanding of the channel’s physical processes and how they relate to the project’s goals and objectives.” Clear, articulate and difficult to argue otherwise.