A wide range of information is provided on this page, including:  guidance documents, tools, presentations, links to other web pages, favorite books, etc. We will continue to update this page as additional guidance and tools become available. If you have ideas or suggestions about what should be included, drop us a note at: [email protected]

People often ask me for a reading list to learn more about how streams work. So, here is a list of my favorite stream books. Enjoy!


  • Bunte, K., A.R. Abt. 2001. Sampling Surface and Subsurface Particle-Size Distributions in Wadable Gravel-and Cobble-Bed Streams for Analyses in Sediment Transport, Hydraulics, and Streambed Monitoring. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-74. Dingman, S.L. 1994. Physical Hydrology. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
  • Knighton, David. 1992. Fluvial Form and Processes. Chapman and Hall Inc., New York, NY
  • Leopold, L. B. 1994. A View of the River. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 298 pp.
  • Leopold, L.B., M.G. Wolman, and J.P. Miller. 1964. Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman and Company. San Francisco, CA. 511 pp.
  • Rosgen, Dave. 2006. Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply. Wildland Hydrology. Fort Collins, CO.
  • Roni, P and T. Beechie. 2013. Stream and Watershed Restoration: A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats. John Wiley and Sons.
  • Wohl, Ellen. 2004. Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes. Yale University.
  • Wohl, Ellen. 2000. Mountain Rivers. American Geophysical Union. Washington, D.C.