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    Lulu Island Marsh is located in the Fraser River Estuary where the Fraser River meets the Strait of Georgia. The approximate length of the area examined on marsh averages at about 330 metres (red line in Figure 1). To cover more ground, the study site was divided into two transects: a southern transect and a northern transect. These two transects started at the given Eastings and Northings above and ended at the marsh front 330 metres out and approximately 15 metres apart from each…

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    Riparian Zone Case Study

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    fish spawning, but along some edges was noticeable erosion occurring, especially with the heavy autumn rain the lower mainland has been experiencing recently. In conclusion, the riparian zone could have been further protected during development, but its current conditions are not disastrous. 2. The headwaters of Hoy Creek are located on Eagle Mountain. Hoy Creek flows into Scott Creek, which flows into the Coquitlam River. Hoy creek is part of the Coquitlam River Watershed, which in turn is…

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    Rare and endangered plants and animals would be threatened by the loss of their habitat on the daily. Sand mining has caused enormous environmental damage to complex ecosystems associated with NSI’s beaches, wetlands, and woodlands. These dunes have evolved over thousands of years and some are up to 150,000 years old. These ancient trees are mostly knocked down and vegetation has been burnt down due to the Sand Mining industry. Although Rehabilitation is a common plan among sand mining…

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    Flyer Printing Case Study

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    With flyer postings only being allotted two weeks for posting, the campus police department will have to print every two weeks. With campus police available year-around, printing flyers will have to be done 26 times a year. This can become costly for the department; instead of saving by printing a year’s supply and storing them, and a waiver of some or all posting requirements being provided proving the postings to be a university led initiative supported by the University of Houston-Downtown…

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    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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    snowpack melt in the summer. During upwelling events nutrient rich ground water would be brought up to the surface layers. If there is a spike in nutrient levels without any rainfall and low water temperature and low dissolved oxygen were observed, it usually implies to upwelling events. Upwelling can be localized and could also bring up the resting cysts of harmful plankton. Upwelling at known hotspots would lead to a bloom event during favorable conditions. A discrete sample was collected from…

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    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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    Fishing In America Essay

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    How long have people been fishing, not only for fun, but as a source of food? The answer, thousands of years, in “Egyptian artwork from 2000 B.C. shows people fishing” ( Hopkins 6). It is surprising, yet understandable knowing that even ancient people fished. It would of been an easy source of food. The lakes, rivers, streams, etc. were all full of a diverse population of fish, which would of made fish an easy meal to catch and eat. They were the first people to begin fishing so the…

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    Estuaries: Coastal Biome

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    Estuaries are arguably the most important coastal biome in regards to human settlement and use of resources. They provide us with a variety of services, assets, and benefits. Estuaries are partially enclosed bodies of water found along coasts. A body of water can only be classified as an Estuary if its waters are brackish. They occur when freshwater from a river or stream meet and mix with salt water from the ocean, Estuaries and the land surrounding them are places where land transitions to…

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