A critical element in the assessment of the present waterways system capacity is the identification of the environmental impacts of waterways activities and the subsequent evaluation of their significance to the overall aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The purpose of this report was to identify the full range of environmental impacts of navigation, both beneficial and adverse, assess their significance and suggest possible mitigation measures. (Author).Impacts of Wave Action. Navigational activities within a river create waves which migrate to the shore where they may cause erosion of the banks and wetland areas. Erosion removes substrates and causes plant dislodgement, resulting inanbsp;...
|Title||:||National Waterways Study|
|Author||:||Thomas Weck, Brook Crossan|