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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At Kurtna the diatom diversity in the riparian zone of the soft-water eutrophic lake (H = 1.
Although many vineyard landscapes in California contain wooded riparian zones, no previous research has examined whether these remnant riparian habitats are used by native woodland-affiliated avian species.
Afterwards, the limits of sub-wetlands, situated in the riparian zone (open grass and mire scrub sub-wetlands), were determined based on satellite imagery and orthophotographs.
A large amount of aquatic plants may pollute water, especially the phytoplankton which can be reduced by ecological restoration of the riparian zone (Andrea et al.
Carolina crane's-bill; TAC 4384) was rare in sandy disturbed areas in the riparian zone of the Brazos River.
Evaluation of historic aerial photographs indicates clusters created by the Pipe Creek DCA axes scores align with the transition from a recently channelized agricultural ditch with virtually no riparian zone to a recovering stream with variable patches of riparian woody vegetation.
We developed a regression model that retained four independent variables: % riparian trees <15 cm dbh, riparian zone width, stream gradient, and number of roads within 200 m.
In 2003, a helicopter flight surveyed 59 miles (95 km) of Redwood Creek to collect thermal infrared (TIR) and color video imagery of Redwood Creek and its riparian zone.
Devito KJ, Fitzgerald D, Hill AR, Aravena R (2000) Nitrate dynamics in relation to lithology and hydrologic flow path in a fiver riparian zone.
The Site encompasses 32 acres, of which about half will be established as a riparian zone, leaving about half as developable.
9) While not advocating exclusion of the grazing industry from the riparian zone, Jansen and Robertson 2001 proposed that lowered stocking rates, particularly in the upper parts of the catchment, resting of paddocks to allow recovery from grazing, and the provision of off-river watering points could all be used to improve riparian habitats.
15) within which there could be no work in the river or the riparian zone.