Riparian Buffers
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"riparian buffers": Streamside plantings of trees, shrubs, and grasses that can intercept contaminants from both surface water and ground water before they reach a stream and that help restore damaged streams.
FK Reading Ease
44.4

FK Grade Level
College
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  • A term used to describe lands adjacent to streams where vegetation is strongly influenced by the presence of water. They are often thin lines of green containing bnative grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees that line the stream banks. They help prevent sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, pesticides and other pollutants from reaching a stream and are important for good water quality.

    FK Reading Ease
    43.6

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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  • Streamside plantings of trees, shrubs, and grasses that can intercept contaminants from both surface water and ground water before they reach a stream and that help restore damaged streams.
    FK Reading Ease
    54.9

    FK Grade Level
    College
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