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Altered hydrology of the Missouri River and its effects on floodplain forest ecosystems

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, W. Carter
dc.contributor.author Reily, Peggy W
dc.contributor.author Andrews, L. Scott
dc.contributor.author McLellan, James F
dc.contributor.author Brophy, John A
dc.title Altered hydrology of the Missouri River and its effects on floodplain forest ecosystems en
dc.type Bulletin en
dc.source Virginia Water Resources Research Center en
dc.description It is generally expected that construction and operation of a floodplain protection project will alter a river system's hydrologic regimen. But this altered regimen also has been suspected of having major, long-term effects on the natural dynamics of riparian ecosystems that remain in gaps between large reservoirs. This study confirms that hypothesis by documenting some of those impacts in an area between Garrison Dam and Oahe Reservoir on the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota. Specifically, it examines post-dam changes in river meandering rate, floodplain forest composition, tree population structure, and tree growth rate.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T18:47:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T18:47:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-08T18:47:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/6907
dc.date 1982 en
dc.subject Dams--Environmental aspects--North Dakota.
dc.subject Floodplain forest ecology--Missouri River Valley.
dc.subject Missouri River Valley
dc.subject Floodplain forest ecology--North Dakota.

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