Riparian Area
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An area of land directly influenced by water. An ecosystem that is transitional between land and water ecosystems. Riparian areas usually have visible vegetative or physical characteristics reflecting the influence of water. River sides, lake borders, and marshes are typical riparian areas.

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12.9

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College
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    An area of land and vegetation adjacent to a stream that has a direct effect on the stream. This includes woodlands, vegetation, and floodplains.

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    60.7

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    Middle School
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  • "Riparian area": The land area and associated vegetation bordering a stream or river.
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    11.4

    FK Grade Level
    College
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  • Riparian area means that area within 100 feet of the mean highwater mark of a waterway.

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    58.4

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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    An area with distinctive soils and vegetation between a stream, or other body of water, and the adjacent upland area consisting of vegetation that requires free, or unbound, water for survival.

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    25.3

    FK Grade Level
    Graduate School
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    An area of land and vegetation adjacent to a stream that has a direct effect on the stream. This includes woodlands, vegetation, and floodplains.

    FK Reading Ease
    60.7

    FK Grade Level
    Middle School
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