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hydric

[′hī·drik]
(ecology)
Characterized by or thriving in abundance of moisture.
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The database analysis met the current technical criteria for the diagnosis of hydric soils formulated by the National Resources Conservation Service (Richardson and Vepraskas, 2001).
In northwest Ohio, like the Backbone Creek setting, these materials are unleached and they also react with oxygen, unlike the gleyed hydric soils that cap them.
Similar problems occur when using the presence of hydric soils or halophytic plants to define tidally influenced habitat, since both can occur in seasonal wetlands far removed from tidal influence (Ferren et al.
Specific guidelines evolved for identifying hydric soils and plants.
The process varies depending on the characteristics of the land being converted, but it typically includes removing existing topsoil and replacing it with hydric soils, removing existing vegetation and replacing it with hydrophytic vegetation, and altering existing hydrology to create anaerobic conditions.
The proposed site does not contain wetland vegetation, hydric soils or wetlands, said interim Director of Public Works John Watring.