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Buffer Strips for Riparian Zone Management.


ADA336633

Publication Date 1991
Page Count 62
Abstract This study provides a review of technical literature concerning the width of riparian buffer strips needed to protect water quality and maintain other important values provided by riparian ecosystems. Under most circumstances (20 to 30 meter wide) buffers appear adequate to remove suspended sediments from surface flows. Narrow buffers may also reduce nitrogen levels in surface runoff and groundwater. There appears to be insufficient information available in the literature to formulate a matrix which completely relates appropriate buffer strip width to stream characteristics, upland land use, and riparian functions.
Keywords
  • Wetlands
  • Environmental protection
  • Banks(Waterways)
  • Water quality
  • Buffers
  • Water flow
  • Ground water
  • Suspended sediments
  • Surface waters
  • Ecosystems
  • Army corps of engineers
  • Land use
  • Runoff
  • Water distribution
  • Streamflow analysis
Source Agency
  • Non Paid ADAS
Corporate Authors Corps of Engineers, Waltham, MA. New England Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199811
Buffer Strips for Riparian Zone Management.
Buffer Strips for Riparian Zone Management.
ADA336633

  • Wetlands
  • Environmental protection
  • Banks(Waterways)
  • Water quality
  • Buffers
  • Water flow
  • Ground water
  • Suspended sediments
  • Surface waters
  • Ecosystems
  • Army corps of engineers
  • Land use
  • Runoff
  • Water distribution
  • Streamflow analysis
  • Non Paid ADAS
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