Dams: science, management, and policy

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Geomorphology Specialty Group River Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Geomorphology Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
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Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 3
Organizers: Kimberly Meitzen, Laura Stroup
Chairs: Kimberly Meitzen


This virtual paper session pertains to dams and welcomes papers on a variety of topics including their management, effects on geomorphology and ecosystems, failure, removal, environmental and ecosystem restoration following removal or failure, and social-political-ecological conflicts regarding their management or removal. The session theme is in honor of the late Geographer and prominent fluvial geomorphologist, William L. Graf, an expert on American dams and science and policy for public land and water conservation.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Laura Stroup*, St. Michael's College, The Elwha River Restoration 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Myung Sik Cho*, Michigan State University, Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University, Spatially-Lagged Effects of Dams on the Environment and Society 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Jordan Fields*, Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences, Francis Magilligan, Dartmouth College Department of Geography, Carl Renshaw, Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences, Evan Dethier, Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences, Rebecca Rossi, Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences, The Reattainment of Dynamic Channel Equilibrium Following Dam Removal 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Kimberly Meitzen*, Texas State University, Cape’s Dam Controversy: A story of how competing campaigns to “Save” and “Free” the San Marcos River sway divisive public and political opinion 15 3:50 PM
Presenter Tasnuva Udita*, Texas State University, Kimberly Meitzen, Texas State University, Prioritizing River Restoration Zones Through Watershed Modelling in the Guadalupe River Basin, South-Central Texas 15 4:05 PM

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