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Forested Riparian Zones and their Benefit to Anadromous Fish in Chesapeake Bay

Published: November 11, 2001

Riparian forests are essential interfaces between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They intercept surface runoff, subsurface flow and deeper ground water flows for purposes of removing or buffering effects from nutrients, pesticides or other pollutants which could otherwise enter streams and other larger bodies of water.

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