hyporheic zone

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hyporheic zone

[‚hī·pə′rē·ik ‚zōn]
(ecology)
The saturated sediment environment below a stream that exchanges water, nutrients, and fauna with surface flowing waters.
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Determinants of the microbial community structure of eutrophic, hyporheic river sediments polluted with chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons.
3 m, however, flow exchanges between the river and the pond through the hyporheic corridor may also occur when the river level is < 3 m.
Similarly, high flow through streams can cause the surrounding wet areas of the hyporheic zone to increase in area, with some channels being 'reactivated' after long periods without summer flow.
Byrons presentation, the Meacham Creek Hyporheic Restoration Monitoring Project, will show the key results of his research the Umatilla River Basin in Washington, one of the areas key natural salmon habitats.
Geomorphology, hyporheic exchange, and selection of spawning habitat by bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).
the tadpole shrimp genus Triops) or the hyporheic zone, or as transients on birds and other wildlife (e.
Gravel extraction, and poor management catchment have altered the extent and ecological integrity of the hyporheic zone in the area which caused the reduction of the dependent biodiversity, and this was largely attributed to sedimentation and pollution.