River Resource Management and the Effects of Changing Landscapes and Climate

James A. Gore, James Banning, Andrew Fowler Casper

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Developing a management strategy for riverine resources now also requires consideration of both economic constraints to baseline data for decisions and multi-decadal shifts in precipitation and weather patterns. For example, with reduced expenditures on historical record keeping, it becomes more difficult to accurately assess changes in long-term weather patterns and their resulting influence on habitat availability; thus, resulting in management strategy that may shift through time in order to best replicate the natural flow condition. This chapter discusses a successful management strategy to address some of these concerns, the potential impact of decadal shifts in weather conditions, and alternatives for estimating long-term flow patterns when gauging records are interrupted, terminated or they have never existed. Development and use of spatially explicit models are needed in order to provide protection from over-allocation in undeveloped and/or ungauged systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRiver Science
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Management for the 21st Century
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781118643525
ISBN (Print)9781119994343
StatePublished - Apr 19 2016


  • Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation
  • Building-block approach
  • Long-term flow patterns
  • River hydrographs
  • River resource management
  • Weather conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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