Restoring straightened rivers for sustainable flood mitigation

Author: 
Bechtol, Vanessa
Laurian, Lucie
Publisher: 
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication Year: 
2005
Description: 
This article aims to show how communities with severe river flooding can develop sustainable flood plans that remediate environmental problems caused by previous river straightening and other structural flood controls. Source: Restoring straighten rivers for sustainable flood mitigation.
Name of Journal: 
Disaster Prevention and Management
Volume: 
14
Number: 
1
Pages: 
6-19
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Journal Issue/Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):: 
10.1108/09653560510583806
Altar Valley Conservation Alliance

The Altar Valley Conservation Alliance is a collaborative conservation organization founded in 1995, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  Just southwest of Tucson, Arizona, the Altar Valley comprises approximately 610,000 acres of Sonoran desert grassland, some of the most biologically rich and ecologically threatened biotic communities in the world. Private ranches work side by side with federal, state and local agencies to manage the valley, which is the largest unfragmented watershed in Pima County, outside of the Tohono O’odham Nation to the west. This collection is an archive of reports and other documents specific to Alliance activities.