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Fluvial Integration - combining tools and technology to restore balance in watersheds
Mission Statement: (purpose of the organization)
The goal of Fluvial Integration is to create a business that fosters watershed awareness and identification by directly relating the importance of watershed conservation and protection through better data gathering, interpretation and presentation.
To promote watershed conservation and the intrinsic values of rivers to individuals so that they may
better identify the watershed in which they live and understand the critical roles they can take to protect and preserve their local watersheds.
Striving to improve knowledge of watershed hydrology, stream systems, development of riparian and geoscience technology to repair and secure favorable conditions of water flows and watersheds.
Specializing in watershed analysis and stream channel stability,
studying stream channel dynamics and bank stability,
deploying analytical methods in fluvial geomorphology
Drawing from skills and knowledge from the following backgrounds:
Geography and earth sciences, aerial photo interpretation
river restoration, river geology, river engineering and river remediation
fluvial geomorphology - riverine change through time
What is fluvial?
Erosion. Sedimentation. Fluvial processes and change through time. These are some of the components of fluvial geomorphology.
Geomorphology is the science by which we review Earth's landscapes and landforms.
Interested more specifically in the processes by which the landforms originated, how old these landforms are, the composition of these landforms (ie: materials of their composition, and the processes in place upon and affecting these landforms.
Geomorphology can be applied readily to streams by seeking to understand the geology of rivers and their dominant landforms.
By developing stream profiles and joining together data about topography, flora and fauna, the living elements coalesce to bring the third dimension into fluvial geomorphology.
Fluvial geomorphology is highly valued in ecological restoration projects for the insight and scale provided regarding spatial and temporal perspectives in channel change and sensitivity analysis.
A fluvial geomorphologist can pull from a wide range of tools to aide in developing a better watershed profile; one minute reviewing the stratigraphic analysis of a flood plain, the next minute reviewing human influences, the next minute in review of local tectonic change and history. A fluvial geomorphologist is a researcher, a biologist, a geologist and a problem solver.
eutrophic: (adjective) from Greek eutrophos well-nourished, nourishing, from eu- + trephein to nourish
of a body of water : characterized by the state resulting from eutrophication
eutrophication: (noun) the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (as phosphates) that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life usually resulting in the depletion of dissolved oxygen.
limnology: (noun) the scientific study of bodies of freshwater (as lakes)
lotic: (adjective) of, relating to, or living in actively moving water <ex. a lotic habitat >
lentic: (adjective) of, relating to, or living in still waters (as lakes, ponds, or swamps)
oligotrophic: (adjective) deficient in plant nutrients <oligotrophic boggy acid soils>;
especially : having abundant dissolved oxygen <an oligotrophic body of water>
Hydrologists study the quantity, distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters.
They examine the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, its movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere. The work hydrologists do is particularly important in environmental preservation, remediation, and flood control.
Job Description for: HYDROLOGISTStudies distribution, disposition, and development of waters of land areas, including form and intensity of precipitation, and modes of return to ocean and atmosphere:
Maps and charts water flow and disposition of sediment. Measures changes in water volume due to evaporation and melting of snow. Studies storm occurrences and nature and movement of glaciers, and determines rate of ground absorption and ultimate disposition of water.
Evaluates data obtained in reference to such problems as flood and drought forecasting, soil and water conservation programs, and planning water supply, water power, flood control, drainage, irrigation, crop production, and inland navigation projects.
Aerotek Environmental Staffing
experience with state and federal weland delineations, coordinating preparation and submittal of State ERP and Federal (Section 404) permit applications, mitigation design, habitat management plans, conducting federally listed species assessments, gopher tortoise permitting and report preparation.
BS in Biological Science discipline required.
Other Hydrologist jobs:
Hydrologist to have Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)/Hydrology with 3 years of civil engineering experience.
Surface water analysis experience is necessary. Background with local methodology and drainage report preparation, AutoCADD, HEC-1, and HEC-2 is required.
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