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Lammers, R.W. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2019. Quantifying Pollutant Loading from Channel Sources: Watershed-Scale Application of the River Erosion Model. Journal of Environmental Management, 234:104-114, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.074.



Cui, W., X. Mu, W. Chen, T.A. Stephens, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2018. Emergency Control Scheme for Upstream Pools of Long‐Distance Canals. Irrigation and Drainage,

Levick, L., S. Hammer, R. Lyon, J. Murray, A. Birtwistle, P. Guertin, D. Goodrich, B. Bledsoe, and M. Laituri. 2018. An Ecohydrological Stream Type Classification of Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams in the Southwestern United States. Journal of Arid Environments, 155: 16-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.01.006.

*Sholtes, J.S., *S.E. Yochum, J.A. Scott, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2018. Longitudinal Variability of Geomorphic Response to Floods. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 43(15), DOI: 10.1002/esp.4472.

*Lammers, R.W., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2018. A Network Scale, Intermediate Complexity Model for Simulating Channel Evolution Over Years to Decades. Journal of Hydrology,566:886–900, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.09.036.

Hoghooghi, N., H.E. Golden, B.P. Bledsoe, B.L. Barnhart, A.F. Brookes, K.S. Djang, J.J. Halama, R.B. McKane, C.T. Nietch, and P.P. Pettus. 2018. Cumulative Effects of Low Impact Development on Watershed Hydrology in a Mixed Land-Cover System. Water, 10(8):991, DOI: 10.3390/w10080991.

Mazor, R.D., J.T. May, A. Sengupta, K.S. McCune, B.P. Bledsoe, and E.D. Stein. 2018. Tools for Managing Hydrologic Alteration on a Regional Scale: Setting Targets to Protect Stream Health. Freshwater Biology, DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13062.

Sengupta, A., *S.K. Adams, B.P. Bledsoe, E.D. Stein, K.S. McCune, and R.D. Mazor. 2018. Tools for Managing Hydrologic Alteration on a Regional Scale: Estimating Changes in Flow Characteristics at Ungauged Sites Freshwater Biology, 63(8), DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13074.

*Lammers, R.W., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2018. Parsimonious Sediment Transport Equations Based on Bagnold’s Stream Power Approach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(1):242–258, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4237.


Stephens, T., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2017. Urban Floodplains: Changing Climate, Land Use, and River Channels. Regions Magazine, 306(1), 18-20.

*Lammers, R.W., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2017. What Role Does Stream Restoration Play In Nutrient Management?. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 47(6):335–371, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2017.1318618.

*Lammers, R.W. B.P. Bledsoe, and E.J. Langendoen. 2017. Uncertainty and Sensitivity in a Bank Stability Model: Implications for Estimation Phosphorus Loading. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4004.

*Rosburg, T.T., P.A. Nelson, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2017. Effects of Urbanization on Flow Duration and Stream Flashiness: A Case Study of Puget Sound Systems, Western Washington, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(2):493–507, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12511.

Stein, E.D., A. Sengupta, R.D. Mazor, K. McCune, B.P. Bledsoe, and *S. Adams. 2017. Application of Regional Flow-Ecology Relationships to Inform Watershed Management Decisions: Application of the ELOHA Framework in the San Diego River Watershed, California, USA. Ecohydrology, online, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1869.

*Stroth, T.R., B.P. Bledsoe, and P.A. Nelson. 2017. Full Spectrum Analytical Channel Design with the Capacity/Supply Ratio (CSR). Water, 9(4):271, Special Issue “Stream Channel Stability, Assessment, Modeling, and Mitigation,” DOI: 10.3390/w9040271.

Xin D., X. Du, K. Li, S. Zeng, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2017. Benchmarking Sustainability of Urban Water Infrastructure Systems in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, online, ISSN 0959-6526, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.048.

*Yochum, S.E., *J.S. Sholtes, J.A. Scott, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2017. Stream Power Framework for Predicting Geomorphic Change: The 2013 Colorado Front Range Flood. Geomorphology, 292:178–192, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.03.004.


*Fox, B.D., B.P. Bledsoe, *E. Kolden, M.C. Kondratieff, and C.A. Myrick. 2016. Eco-Hydraulic Evaluation of a Whitewater Park as a Fish Passage Barrier. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 52(2):420–442, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12397.

*Sholtes, J., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2016. Half-Yield Discharge: Process-Based Predictor of Bankfull Discharge. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 142(8), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001137.

Wohl, E.E., B.P. Bledsoe, K.D. Fausch, N. Kramer, K.R. Bestgen, and M.N. Gooseff. 2016. Management of Large Wood in Streams: An Overview and Proposed Framework for Hazard Evaluation. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 52(2):315–335, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12388.


*Stephens, T.A., B.P. Bledsoe, *B.D. Fox, *E. Kolden, and M.C. Kondratieff. 2015. Effects of Whitewater Parks on Fish Passage: A Spatially Explicit Hydraulic Analysis. Ecological Engineering 83:305–318, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.06.032.

*Mueller-Price, J.M., B.P. Bledsoe, and *D.W. Baker. 2015. Influences of Sudden Changes in Physical Stream Characteristics on Transient Storage and Nitrate Uptake in an Urban Stream. Hydrological Processes 29:1466-1479, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10275.

Wohl, E.E., B.P. Bledsoe, R.B. Jacobson, N.L. Poff, S.L. Rathburn, D.M. Walters, and A.C. Wilcox. 2015. The Natural Sediment Regime in Rivers: Broadening the Foundation for Ecosystem Management. BioScience 5(4): 358-371, DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv002.


*Sholtes, J., *K. Wyberlo, and B. Bledsoe. 2014. Physical Context for Theoretical Approaches to Sediment Transport Magnitude-Frequency Analysis in Alluvial Channels. Water Resources Research 50(10): 7900–791, DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015639.

*Yochum, S.E., B.P. Bledsoe, E.E. Wohl, and G.C.L. David. 2014. Spatial Characterization of Roughness Elements in High-gradient Channels of the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado, USA. Water Resources Research, 50(7): 6015–6029, DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015587.

*Wilding, T.K., B. Bledsoe, N.L. Poff, and J. Sanderson. 2014. Predicting Habitat Response to Flow Using Generalized Habitat Models for Trout in Rocky Mountain Streams. River Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2678.

2014. Influences of Sudden Changes in Discharge and Physical Stream Characteristics on Transient Storage and Nitrate Uptake in an Urban Stream.


*Hawley, R.J., and B.P. Bledsoe. 2013. Channel Enlargement in Semiarid Suburbanizing Watersheds: A Southern California Case Study. Journal of Hydrology, 496: 17–30. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.05.010

Predicting Habitat Response to Flow Using Generalized Habitat Models for Trout in Rocky Mountain Streams.


*Baker, D.W., B.P. Bledsoe, and *J. Mueller Price. 2012. Nitrate Uptake and Transient Storage over a Gradient of Geomorphic Complexity, North-central Colorado, USA. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8385.

Bledsoe, B.P., E.D. Stein, *R.J. Hawley, and D.B. Booth. 2012. Framework and Tool for Rapid Assessment of Stream Susceptibility to Hydromodification. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 48(4): 788-808; doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012. 00653.x.

*Hawley, R.J., B.P. Bledsoe, E.D. Stein, and *B.E. Haines. 2012. Channel Evolution Model of Response to Urbanization in Southern California. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 48(4): 722-744; doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00645.x.

*Laub, B.G., *D.W. Baker, B.P. Bledsoe, and M.A. Palmer. 2012. Range of Variability of Channel Complexity in Urban, Restored and Forested Reference Streams. Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02763.x.

*Yochum, S.E., B.P. Bledsoe, *G.C.L. David, and E.E. Wohl. 2012. Velocity Prediction in High-gradient Channels. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.031.


*Baker, D.W., B.P. Bledsoe, *C.M. Albano, and N.L. Poff. 2011. Downstream Effects of Diversion Dams on the Sediment and Hydraulic Conditions of Rocky Mountain Streams. River Research and Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.1376.

*David, G.C.L., E. Wohl, *S.E. Yochum, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2011. Comparative Analysis of Bed Resistance Partitioning in High-gradient Streams. Water Resources Research 47, W07507, doi:10.1029/2010WR009540.

*Hawley, R.J. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2011. How Do Flow Peaks and Durations Change in Suburbanizing Semi-arid Watersheds? A Southern California Case Study. Journal of Hydrology 405:69-82, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.011.

Sanderson, J.S., N. Rowan, *T. Wilding, B.P. Bledsoe, W.J. Miller, and N.L. Poff. 2011. Getting to Scale with Environmental Flow Assessment: The Watershed Flow Evaluation Tool. River Research and Applications, doi:10.1002/rra.1542.


*David, G.C.L., E. Wohl, *S.E. Yochum, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2010. Controls on Spatial Variations in Flow Resistance Along Steep Mountain Streams. Water Resources Research 46, W03513, doi:10.1029/2009WR008134.

*David, G.C. L., E.E. Wohl, *S.E. Yochum, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2010. At-a-station Hydraulic Geometry of Steep Mountain Streams. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35(15):1820–1837, doi:10.1002/esp.2023

*Matter, M.A., L.A. Garcia, D.G. Fontane, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2010. Characterizing Hydroclimatic Variability in Tributaries of the Upper Colorado River Basin – WY1911-2001. Journal of Hydrology 380(3-4):260-276.

Poff, N.L., *M.I. Pyne, B.P. Bledsoe, *C.O. Cuhaciyan, and D.M. Carlisle. 2010. Developing Linkages Between Species Traits and Multiscaled Environmental Variation to Explore Vulnerability of Stream Benthic Communities to Climate Change. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(4):1441–1458, doi:10.1899/10-030.1.

Poff, N.L., B.D. Richter, A.H. Arthington, S.E. Bunn, R.J. Naiman, E. Kendy, M. Acreman, C. Apse, B. P. Bledsoe, M.C. Freeman, J. Henriksen, R.B. Jacobson, J.G. Kennen, D.M. Merritt, J.H. O’Keeffe, J.D. Olden, K. Rogers, R.E. Tharme, and A. Warner. 2010. The Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA): A New Framework for Developing Regional Environmental Flow Standards. Freshwater Biology 55:147-170.


Craig, L.S., M.A. Palmer, D.C. Richardson, S. Filoso, E.S. Bernhardt, B.P. Bledsoe, M.W. Doyle, P.M. Groffman, B. Hassett, S.S. Kaushal, P.M. Mayer, S.M. Smith, and P.R. Wilcock. 2008. Stream Restoration Strategies for Reducing River Nitrogen Loads. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 6, doi:10.1890/070080.

*David, G.C., B.P. Bledsoe, D.M. Merritt, and E.E. Wohl. 2008. Impacts of Ski Slope Development on Stream Channel Morphology in the White River National Forest, CO. Geomorphology 103:375-388, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.07.003.


Bledsoe, B.P., *M.C. Brown, and D.A. Raff. 2007. GeoTools: A Toolkit for Fluvial System Analysis. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(3):757-772, doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00060.x.


*Carney, S.K., B.P. Bledsoe, and D. Gessler. 2006. Representing the Bed Roughness of Coarse-Grained Streams in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31:736-749.

*Flores, A.N., B.P. Bledsoe, *C.O. Cuhaciyan, and E.E. Wohl. 2006. Channel-reach Morphology Dependence on Energy, Scale, and Hydroclimatic Processes with Implications for Prediction Using Geospatial Data. Water Resources Research 42, W06412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004226.

*Sanborn, S.C. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2006. Predicting Streamflow Regime Metrics for Ungauged Streams in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Journal of Hydrology 325:241-261.

*Olden, J.D., N.L. Poff, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2006. Incorporating Ecological Knowledge Into Ecoinformatics: An Example of Modeling Hierarchically-Structured Aquatic Communities With Neural Networks. Ecological Informatics 1:33-42.

Poff, N.L., B.P. Bledsoe, and *C.O. Cuhaciyan. 2006. Hydrologic Alterations Due to Differential Land Use Across the Contiguous United States: Geomorphic and Ecological Consequences for Stream Ecosystems. Geomorphology 79:264-285.

Poff, N.L., *J.D. Olden, *D.M. Pepin, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2006. Placing Global Streamflow Variability in Geographic and Geomorphic Contexts. River Research and Applications 22:149-166.


Wohl, E.E., P. L. Angermeier, B.P. Bledsoe, G.M. Kondolf, L. MacDonnell, D.M. Merritt, M.A. Palmer, N.L. Poff, and D. Tarboton. 2005. River Restoration. Water Resources Research 41, W10301, doi:10.1029/2005WR003985.


*Anderson, R.J., B.P. Bledsoe, and W.C. Hession. 2004. Stream and River Width Response to Vegetation, Bank Material, and Other Factors. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 40:1159-1172.


Van den Berg, J.H. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2003. Comment on Lewin and Brewer (2001): Predicting Channel Patterns, Geomorphology 40, 329-339. Geomorphology 53:333-337.


Bledsoe, B.P. 2002. Stream Erosion Potential Associated with Stormwater Management Strategies. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 128:451-455.

Bledsoe, B.P., C.C. Watson, and D.S. Biedenharn. 2002. Quantification of Incised Channel Evolution and Equilibrium. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38:861-870.

Watson, C.C., D.S. Biedenharn, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2002. Use of Incised Channel Evolution Models in Understanding Rehabilitation Alternatives. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38:151-160.


Bledsoe, B.P. and C.C. Watson. 2001. Effects of Urbanization on Channel Instability. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37(2):255-270.

Bledsoe, B.P. and C.C. Watson. 2001. Logistic Analysis of Channel Pattern Thresholds: Meandering, Braiding and Incising. Geomorphology 38:281-300.

Roesner, L.A., B.P. Bledsoe, and R.W. Brashear. 2001. Are BMP Criteria Really Environmentally Friendly? Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 127:150-154.


Bledsoe, B.P. and T.H. Shear. 2000. Vegetation along Hydrologic and Edaphic Gradients in a North Carolina Coastal Plain Creek Bottom and Implications for Restoration. Wetlands 20(1):126-147.

Book Chapters

Bledsoe, B.P., *S.K. Carney, and *R.J. Anderson. 2011. Scale-Dependent Effects of Bank Vegetation on Channel Processes: Field Data, Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling, and Restoration Design. In S. Bennett, J. Castro, C. Thorne, and A. Simon, The Scientific Basis for Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Deterministic Approaches, Analyses and Tools, American Geophysical Union.

Booth, D.B. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2009. Streams and Urbanization. In L.A. Baker (Ed.), The Water Environment of Cities, ISBN: 978-0-387-84890-7, Springer-Verlag.

Bledsoe, B.P. 2007. Framework for Risk-Based Assessment of Stream Response to Urbanization. Pages 141-156 In V. Novotny and P. Brown (Eds.), Cities of the Future: Towards Integrated Sustainable Water and Landscape Management, IWA Publishing, London, UK.

Proceedings Papers

*Yochum, S.E. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2010. Flow Resistance Estimation in High-gradient Streams. Joint Federal Interagency Conference on Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling (JFIC2010: 9thFISC & 4thFIHMC), Las Vegas, NV, June 27 – July 1.

Bledsoe, B.P. 2002. Relationships of Stream Responses to Hydrologic Changes. Pages 127-144 In B.R. Urbonas (Ed.), Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impacts Mitigation, American Society of Civil Engineers, 572 pp.


Bledsoe, B., *J. Meyer, *E. Holburn, *C. Cuhaciyan, *S. Earsom, and *B. Snyder. 2005. Eagle River Inventory and Assessment. Final Report to the Eagle River Watershed Council, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment, and Great Outdoors Colorado, 550 pp. + app.

Bledsoe, B., D. Baker, P. Nelson, T. Rosburg, J. Sholtes, and T. Stroth. 2017. Guidance for Design Hydrology for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability (Project No. 24-40).

Bledsoe, B. P., D.M. Haupt, L.A. Sutter, and J.E. Wuenscher. 1997. A Geographic Information System for targeting wetland restoration. NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Beeby, J., P. Kulchawik, and B. Bledsoe. 2012. Assessments and Rehabilitation Decision-Making Framework for the Streams of Fort Collins. City of Fort Collins, Stormwater Division, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

Bledsoe, B., J. Beeby, and K. Hardie. 2013. Evaluation of flushing flows in the Fraser River and its tributaries. Technical report, 182p.

Clary, J., J. Jones, M. Leisenring, E. Strecker, B. Bledsoe, and R. Lammer. 2017. Stream Restoration BMP Database: Version 1.0 Summary Report. Report prepared for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), Alexandria, VA.

Bledsoe, B.P., R.W. Lammers, J. Jones, J. Clary, A. Earles, E. Strecker, and A. McGuire. 2016. Stream restoration as a BMP: Crediting guidance. Report prepared for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), Alexandria, VA.