A river is a complex body of water. When most people think of rivers and streams, they think of water moving rapidly and flowing freely. However, what is not as well known is that beneath the surface of a river is a stagnate body of water. A graph of velocity vectors of river water is parabolic, with zero flow at the bottom and maximum flow at the surface. The surface water of a river is oxygenated by the atmosphere, while the bottom water area is usually near-zero mg/l dissolved oxygen. To aid in river improvement and restore water quality, a river restoration inversion system is necessary to bring river water from the bottom to the surface.
CLEAN-FLO International has developed a water restoration process for river improvement and stream restoration that brings river water from the bottom of a river to the surface so that the entire river is oxygenated by the system and the atmosphere. Toxic gases along the bottom are then neutralized and foul odors quickly disappear. We call this highly specialized aeration system and water treatment process “Continuous Laminar Flow Inversion and Oxygenation.” This river restoration system results in many benefits for river improvement, including better water quality. The same process can be used in stream restoration when the stream meets certain criteria.