Alternative methods for the estimation of the regime of temporary rivers

The Life + TRIVERS team just published a paper in Science of the Total Environment that tries to use two alternative methods for gathering information on the regime of temporary streams: interviews made to the neighbors of the river reach, and the inspection of aerial photographs. The combination of the...

Gaià river reaches the Mediterranean see for the first time after 30 years

Many temporary streams in the Mediterranean are totally dry due the presence of reservoirs in the basin. Changing the management options may allow to reduce the negative effects with the use of controlled floods, which could activate sediment transport or facilitate the colonization of certain...

Autumn campaign: behind the traces of floods

Heavy rains and floods that happened on the east of the Iberian Peninsula nearly a month ago are the protagonists of the new sampling campaign that began last week. The effects of floods can be seen clearly in the rivers of Catalonia that we have...

Autumn floods: Hyperrheic state

The strong rains from these last days has increased in a very short time the water discharge of those temporary streams and rivers that were previously dry or with disconnected pools. Within the aquatic states, these watercourses would be in a Hyperrheic state, where drift of bedload...

From flowing to dry conditions: first results on the aquatic states

During the last 6 months we have been visiting our study sites regularly (every six weeks) in order to capture the different hydrological conditions and aquatic states of streams from spring to end of summer, and sample the aquatic communities living therein. We observed that many...