“Understanding the science of rivers will help reduce expensive conflicts between communities and our rivers,” says the video River Restoration in Vermont. It then goes on to explain why it is not a good idea to straighten meandering rivers, to make room for development projects such as roads.
These videos further explore this particular idea, and other concepts related to river restoration:
Vermont River Meanders and Floodplains
River Dynamics, River Restoration: Mike Kline, Vermont Rivers Programs
River Restoration on the Hampshire Avon
River Restoration: Lecture by Ellen Wohl, University of Arizona
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