Boulder ramps: selected hydraulic, environmental and designing problems. The case of Polish Carphatian streams
Artur Radecki-Pawlik , Karol Plesiński
AbstractBoulder block ramps or boulder ramps (BR) (also called interlocked carpet boulder block ramps, interlocked boulder rock ramps, rapid hydraulic structures, rock arch rapids, fish ramps or rock-ramp fish ways) are environmentally friendly, low head hydraulic structures, which might be used in river training and river management instead of other hydraulic structures that would prevent the migration of fish and invertebrate organisms. Throughout the book, we present our discoveries and thoughts connected with BRs. We hope to help designers and engineers, but also geographers and biologists, to understand the function and problems connected with boulder ramps. We believe that today all the people involved in river and stream-related subjects need to cooperate, share and expand their knowledge – and that is the reason behind this publication. We are thankful to many persons for their help in our endeavour, but most of all, we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to work for many hours in the field, enjoying the natural beauty of Carpathian streams and rivers, and to talk about them over the many lunches we shared when sitting on the river banks together.
|Publisher||Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rolniczego im Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie, MNiSW  [Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie]|
|Publishing place (Publisher address)||Kraków|
|Publication size in sheets||6.5|
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