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This page presents plans for the proposed Whitewater River, CA,
Riparian EcoEngineering, Restoration and Landscaping Project.
Restoration of meanders into "straightened" rivers greatly improves all riparian parameters,
especially water flow rates, flood control, erosion rates, vegetation and recreational values.
This project is an attempt to create a complex habitat in an extremely
arid environment that is plagued by dust and neglected by civil and private developers.
Tremendous development has occured along the river and very little has been
done to improve the riparian habitat, vegetation, water fluctuations, or recreational
potential in one of the world's greatest artificial recreational areas.
This great river is treated like just another dusty flash-flood ditch. The water,
engineering and financial resources are available to completely transform this river
into a spectacular world class Riparian Ecosystem and Park.

There are also many links listed to give you access to this science. See below.

Parameters of Stream Rehabilitation,

  1. Length, Width and Sinuosity
  2. Streambed Materials
  3. Original Stream Gradient
  4. Original Pool/Riffle Ratio
  5. Eliminating Fish Barriers & Improving Fish Areas
  6. Original and New Aquatic Habitat Diversity
  7. Erosion Control, Bank Stabilization, Stream Side Vegetation
  8. Original Land Water Interface, Headwaters, Tributaries and Deltas

Whitewater River, Riverside Co. California

Whitewater River Plans

Whitewater River Section


  1. Riparian Research Websites
  2. S.W. Riparian Expertise Directory
  3. Ecoengineering, Des Plains River
  4. Riparian Guidebook
  5. Riparian Guidebook Intro
  6. Riparian Ecophysiology Research
  7. Riparian Studies
  8. Riparian Habitat
  9. EPA Riparian Mgm't.
  10. Survival Along Mojave River
  11. Palm Oasis
  12. Black Cottonwoods
  13. Riparian Drought Stress
  14. Dia del Rio Grande
  15. Red River Demo Project
  16. San Pedro R. Cons.Area
  17. Gila R. Res.
  18. Dry Creek and Uncompahgre R. Sourcebook
  19. Santa Cruz R. Utah
  20. Riparian Corridor
  21. CA Coastal Riparian Woods
  22. Benefits of Riparian Restoration
  23. N.W. Riparian Restoration
  24. Riparian Nitrate Regulation
  25. Riparian Grazing Guidelines
  26. Riparian Forest Buffer
  27. Stream Ecosystems
  28. Kern R. CA Restoration
  29. Restoration/Mitagation
  30. Riparian Plants

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Please send any links or info that you think belong here, Thanks. 7/15/'96. Updated Bimonthly.