Groundwater/ Surface Water Interaction
California State University, Sacramento
Stream Channel Classification
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Use Rosgen, Miall, or Montgomery and Buffington's systems to classify a stream channel
Compare and contrast the stream classification systems
We will discuss two stream channel classification systems this week:
1) EPA Watershed Academy, 2005, Fundamentals of the Rosgen Stream Classification System: Accessed 8/29/05 at http://www.epa.gov/watertrain/stream_clas/index.htm.
2) Montgomery, D. R., and Buffington, J. M., 1994, Channel-reach morphology in mountain drainage basins: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 109, pp. 596-611.
3) Miall, A. D.,
1977,Lithofacies Types and Vertical Profile Models in Braided River Deposits: A Summary, in, Fluvial Sedimentology — Memoir 5,Fluvial Facies Models , pp. 597-604.
Tim's summary of stream classification:
Tim's notes, stream classification: