Riparian Area
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Riparian Area

Riparian area means that area within 100 feet of the mean highwater mark of a waterway.

Riparian Area
"Riparian area": The land area and associated vegetation bordering a stream or river.
Riparian Area

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

Riparian Area

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

Riparian Area

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.

Riparian Area

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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Riparian Area has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Comprehensive Basin Planning Glossary, Glossary of Terms - Yosemite National Park, Glossary of Stream Restoration Terms, and 3 more.

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