I was talking with Nicole Salem from the City of Chula Vista this morning. She told me that the textbook by Ven Te Chow, from the 1950s, is the groundbreaker (excuse the pun) theory source for channeling rivers into cement sluices.
But more-so will be why Chow thought that cementing in our riverways was the way to go.
Have any of you background in this, read this book or have comments? I'd love to learn from you!