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ri·par·i·an

(ri-pār'ē-ăn, rī-),
Pertaining to or inhabiting a river bank.
[L. riparius, fr. ripa, bank]

riparian

pertaining to a river bank.
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The ephemeral stream studies are now being extended to Coochin Creek itself, to gain insights into groundwater-surface water interactions and riparian zone processes in the larger perennial stream system.
What has become apparent over the last few decades, however, is that regulated riparianism suffers from its own weaknesses and, more importantly, has failed to solve many of the problems associated with traditional riparian law.
Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster -- Earthbound Artisan LLC, $100,000, for approximately 4 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Lower Delaware and Lower Susquehanna River watersheds.
And one sure way of seeing this happens is to go after those who build on riparian land.
Many Neotropical migrants utilize riparian areas for nesting during the breeding season, however due to increased agricultural activity, many of these nesting areas have been pushed closer and closer to rivers (Peak & Thompson 2006).
Key words: Ndumo Game Reserve, pan, riverine, lacustrine, floristics, riparian, wetland.
With diverse developmental status among and within these four riparian countries, and if we go further deeper and extract the planned hydropower projects featuring in their national plans, we will notice that there are around twenty five, more or less new hydropower projects to be erected (See attached maps of the Nile Basin Initiative) to guarantee power security and socio-economic development and stability.
In partnership with state and federal agencies, we initiated a study in the Central Valley (2004 to 2008) and North Coast (Marin and Sonoma counties, 2001 to 2009) regions of California to evaluate bird response to private lands habitat programs on managed wetlands, postharvest flooded croplands and restored riparian vegetation.
Additionally, it has been suggested that regeneration of native riparian plants, such as cottonwoods, would be challenging in parts of the Southwest because of widespread hydrologic alterations, and thus many riparian habitats would actually be dominated by upland shrub communities (and consequently have less value for birds) were it not for the presence of saltcedar (Livingston and Schemnitz, 1996; Sogge et al.
The Assessment Studies for the proposed Rogun HPP are then planned to be finalized in August, after comments from riparian governments and civil society stakeholders have been carefully considered.
Finally, emergent logjam surfaces may facilitate aquatic insect emergence by providing easy access to the riparian habitat (Petersen and Hildrew, 2003).
Riparian zones (Figure 1) are areas located adjacent to a riverbank.