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bottomland

[′bäd·əm‚land]
(geology)
A lowland formed by alluvial deposit about a lake basin or a stream.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Are bottomland hardwood stands--the source of the mill's timber for more than a century--becoming exhausted?
But decades of combined natural and artificial flooding in Arkansas' bottomland hardwoods have significantly impacted the health of the native trees and composition of the forest where greentree reservoirs exist.
The 2,953-ha Piatt area featured 64% row crops, 22% upland forest, and 14% bottomland forest.
Numerous bulk density studies have been conducted on various species, such as southern pine (Pinus sp.; Patterson and Clark 1988); yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera; Patterson and Clark 1992); red pine (Pinus resinosa), northern red oak (Quercus rubra), and yellow poplar (Patterson and Wiant 1993); bottomland hardwoods (Leahart et al.
Due to the lack of drainage and the dominance of sedimentary substrates, the soils of the bottomlands are fine in texture and the lower plots can have a high salinity.
* "To the north and west of us, almost to the Canadian border, there are some excellent publicly accessible bottomlands," said Bliss.
Tree density and recruitment has declined since 1972 in the RAP bottomlands (S.
Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) in response to flooding and other environmental variables was evaluated at a 5.2-ha bottomland hardwood forest along the Olentangy River in central Ohio, USA.
The Wabash River courses through this area from just north of Terre Haute in Vigo County southward to Merom in Sullivan County, at which point the river then begins its course through the floodplain communities found in the Southern Bottomlands Natural Region.
It was in the spring of '86 when a young turkey hunter named Toxey Haas walked into a Mississippi fabric factory and plunked down a plastic bag filled with bottomland dirt, twigs, and oak leaves.
Dennis hazards a guess that perhaps as many as 20 pairs occupy the bottomland hardwoods from Cache River south to (and probably including) the White River National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses almost 90 miles (145 km) of the White River in Arkansas down to the Mississippi River.
State and federal wildlife agencies have invested decades and millions in duck stamp funds to keep these bottomlands from becoming as extinct as the woodpecker was thought to be.