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riparian

adj. referring to the banks of a river or stream. (See: riparian rights)

riparian

pertaining to the bank of a river.
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From forests to cattail: How does the riparian zone influence stream fish?
Given that water is limited across much of the southwestern United States, broad-leaved deciduous plant communities are rare and restricted primarily to mesic riparian zones (Johnson and Jones, 1977).
The richness was significantly lower in the riparian zone of a soft-water eutrophic lake (site J) (11 [+ or -] 0.
One of the biggest hurdles in utilizing the existing legislative mechanism for riparian zone management is the widespread impact that already has been incurred and that cannot be take care of now.
2) For the river without levee, we take the zone, near the river, being different from surrounding land-use as the riparian zone.
honey mesquite; TAC 4380) occurred in a fence line on the margin of the riparian zone of the Brazos River.
The reserve boundaries are defined on two sides by rivers, which meet at the low point of the reserve, and the forested riparian zone provides another habitat type, albeit one which is prone to landslides.
As such, the riparian zone of the lower reaches in Madison County is comprised of woody vegetation.
The chance that these beetles will make a host shift to something native and run rampant through the riparian zone denuding everything is very slim," says Graham.