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(Draft) Mapping the Quality of River Structures

This page was translated for students from German to English. Please help to improve the translation quality!! Send email  The form is based on:  LAWA (Laenderarbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser) (2002): Gewaessergueteatlas der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Gewaesserstruktur in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin

Protocol

General information
river code river name section length 
date
investigator
remarks
 

 

Development of river course

course curvature

meander 

winding

strongly swinging

moderately swinging

poorly swinging

stretched  

straight-lined

erosion due to curvature:

frequent strong 

few strong

often weak  

singular weak   

no

longitudinal banks

no

many several

2 1 beginnings

special structures as driving wood, fallen trees, islands, narrowing, forking

many  several  2beginnings  no

 
 
Longitudinal profile

crosswise transverse buildings


damming up

strong  moderate

weak     no

pipework (%) 

transverse banks

many  several  1

beginnings  no

current diversity

very strong  strong

moderate  weak  no

depth variety

very strong  strong

moderate  weak  no

 

 

Transverse profile

profile type

natural profile                            

nearly natural profile                    

erosion profile varying                

erosion profile, deep                  

trapeze, double trapeze              

V profile, right angle profile        

profile depth

very shallow

shallow

moderately deep

deep

very deep

width variety ---->

 

(very big

big

moderate

poor

no)

passages:

ripples

no sediment

bank interruption

pools

width erosion

strong

weak

no


 

 

 

 

 

River bed structure
substrate ----------->

not detectable

sludge  clay, loam  sand

gravel and stones stones and blocks rocks turf

artificial structures

stone layer

massive concrete, no sediment

massive concrete with sediment

nothing from these

extraordinary structures

(high current velocity, pools, back flowing w., wooden matter, detritus, root squares, macrophytes, cascades)

many  several  1

beginnings  no

substrate diversity

very strong strong moderate

weak no

 
Banks structure

bank vegetation: (mark Left/Right) ------->

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if not, why: [L] [R]

reinforcements

erosion

natural

forest, gallery,

reed,    bushes,

higher crowing herbs,     

meadow,                      

artificial.forest/gallery/bushes

special structures

many  several  1 beginnings  no

constructions

(mark [L] and/or [R])

stones,

wood,

grass, tiles,

stone wall,

concrete

 
Nearby river valley/flood plain

types of use

left: > 50 %

left: 10-50 %

right > 50 %

right < 10-50 %

natural view forest

 

 

 

 

natural biotopes

 

 

 

 

unused

 

 

 

 

grasslands

 

 

 

 

fields, gardens, forest

 

 

 

 

parks

 

 

 

 

inhabited area with free places

 

 

 

 

inhabited without free places

 

 

 

 

other structures, pls. specify:

   

                           

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last update Apr. 2010

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