riparian zone

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riparian zone

[rī′per·ē·ən ‚zōn]
(ecology)
The part of the watershed immediately adjacent to the stream channel.
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2-acre riparian strip along the Willamette River that the city now wants to buy for $1.
There's a very thin riparian strip, a solid, sediment-free river bottom and a calm stretch of water where boats can put in safely.
Specifically, it will: (i) strengthening governance of local natural resources, (ii) strengthen the capacity of beneficiaries ecological techniques for the conservation of soil and water, including the Vetiver System and management of riparian strips of bamboo; (iii) protect at least 10 acres of sloping shoreline and riparian lands against water erosion.
Their first model farm took one third of the land out of grass production and fenced off all waterways, planting on each side large riparian strips.