Riparian Buffer
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Riparian areas that are managed to protect the aquatic and riparian ecosystem. A riparian buffer protects water quality and temperature, habitat along the banks, upland habitat for aquatic and riparian species, and some or all of the floodplain.

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18.4

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College
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    Small area of permanent vegetation located adjacent to a body of water and designed to mitigate the effects of run-off containing pollutants, nutrients, and sediment while fostering a biodiverse natural community

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    2.5

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    Graduate School
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  • "Riparian buffer" means an area of trees, shrubs or other vegetation, subject to a perpetual easement permitting inundation by water, that is (i) at least thirty-five feet in width, (ii) adjacent to a body of water, and (iii) managed to maintain the integrity of stream channels and shorelines and reduce the effects of upland sources of pollution by trapping, filtering, and converting sediments, nutrients, and other chemicals.
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    -11.5

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    Graduate School
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