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- Hiroaki Saito; Hiroshi Hashimoto; Teruaki Hino; Masaharu Motokawa
- Mammal study 2019 v.44 no.1 pp. 1-11
- concrete; dams (hydrology); rivers; sediments; shrews; streams; surveys; Japan
- ... The concrete walls of check dams are considered a physical barrier for aquatic and semiaquatic animals that inhabit mountain streams. Traveling behaviors around concrete check dams by the Japanese water shrew Chimarrogale platycephalus, a semi-aquatic mammal, were directly observed via radio-tracking in Kamikoshi Stream in central Honshu, Japan. Traveling behaviors were mainly observed on the wet ...
- Tomohumi Huzita; Ryu Noda; Chihiro Kayo
- Forests 2020 v.11 no.10 pp. -
- business enterprises; concrete; dams (hydrology); disaster preparedness; disasters; economic impact; flood control; harvesting; income; input output analysis; interviews; lumber; prices; rain; runoff; sediments; typhoons; Japan
- ... Recently, many mountain disasters caused by natural phenomena, such as typhoons and heavy rains, have struck Japan, where check dams are used as important disaster prevention structures. Meanwhile, increased timber use in Japan is expected to revitalize regional economies, thus drawing attention to the use of timber in check dams. However, comparisons between timber and concrete check dams, in ter ...