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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Ecologist Richard Lowrance of USDA's Agricultural Research Service has been studying these riparian buffer zones for over 20 years and is a firm believer in their importance to ensuring safe, clean water.
CSX Restoration Grants will fund plantings in communities that recently lost canopy coverage due to extreme storms, pests, and diseases, as well as in sensitive riparian buffer zones along urban waters.
Application of remote sensing and geographic information systems to the delineation and analysis of riparian buffer zones.
Soil scientist Greg McCarty has done extensive research on use of riparian buffer zones to reduce the amount of nutrients getting into waterways.
Back in 2000, the team commenced a study of nitrogen and carbon dynamics in riparian buffer zones at an intermittent stream near Coochin Creek, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Proposed limits on new wells in riparian buffer zones help assure landowners that when they refrain from drilling a new well to protect riparian corridors, others also must refrain.
These solutions embrace ecotechnology, which includes restoring or building wetlands and riparian buffer zones along waterways.
This includes leaving snags, logs and scattered live trees for wildlife habitat and protecting riparian buffer zones along streams and waterways.
In addition, they educated residents about developing riparian buffer zones in their yards to contain the impact of fertilizers and other yard chemicals.
Riparian buffer zones have another benefit: They may allow more carbon to be stored in the soil.