The uneven distribution of California stream restoration Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a features a look at how stream restoration projects are unevenly distributed along the central California coast.
According to a new study, stream restoration tends to be clustered in areas with particular ecological need, either with an abundance of fish or damaged habitats.
However, the study also found that restoration also tends to take place in areas where human communities are whiter, wealthier, and more educated. The uneven distribution of California stream restoration as shown above in video shows the Analysis methods and tools, and planning and design guidance for specific restoration features are also provided. This technical note is a bibliographic repository of information available to assist professionals with the process of planning, analyzing, and designing stream restoration projects.
The land area draining to a stream or river is called its watershed. When rain falls in a watershed, it runs off the land surface, infiltrates the soil or evaporates. As surface runoff moves downslope, it concentrates in low areas and forms small stream channels.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: University of California, Santa Cruz, Nick Gonzales