20 Rivers I-10 - degraded and the damaging effects of...

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Since the 12 th Century
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Floodplains Gone Wrong
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Triggers spawning migrations in fish and gives them access to the variety of habitats needed for reproduction, feeding and growth of their young allow diverse plant beds to develop and thrive, providing important habitat for fish and wildlife connection between the river and its floodplains is lost. Plant and animal diversity declines, water quality is
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Unformatted text preview: degraded and the damaging effects of flooding are increased High flow Low flow Altered flow floodplain utilization by waterfowl declined by 92%. The Kissimmee River Levee Levee The Mississippi Natural or artificial embankments paralleling the course of a river Levees Prevent natural floodplain function June, 2008 Next: Rivers and Wastes...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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