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Connecting the Dots: Hydrologic Connectivity Between Wetlands and Other Wetlands and Waterbodies
Rains, M., M. Cohen, H. Golden, AND K. Rains. Connecting the Dots: Hydrologic Connectivity Between Wetlands and Other Wetlands and Waterbodies. WATER RESOURCES IMPACT. American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, VA, 19(2):9-10, (2017).
Wetlands perform numerous ecosystem functions that in turn provide abundant ecosystem services beneficial to humankind. These may include, but are not limited to, flood water storage and release, nutrient transformations, carbon sequestration, and the provision of habitat or refugia. The importance of wetland effects on downgradient waters, such as other wetlands or streams, lies in the degree to which they are hydrologically connected or disconnected across the landscape.
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Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION
ECOSYSTEM INTEGRITY BRANCH