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    Riparian Zone

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    The role of riparian zones cannot be understated in relation to water quality and wildlife habitat. A riparian zone refers to stream bank system, including the stream, soils, flora, and fauna within it. Riparian buffers, specifically, are one of the most significant structures to implement along streams and rivers because of the structure’s many functions and abilities. Riparian buffer zones act as a canopy to shade and cool stream temperatures, as a filter strip to attenuate sediment, pollutant, and nutrient runoff, and as a wildlife habitat, all wrapped into one. Riparian buffers also act as corridors, connecting one forest segment to another, which aids in the movement of migratory wildlife and those with larger home ranges. To explore…

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    Riparian Zone Case Study

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    1. a) Roles of the riparian zone include filtering and buffering water through the various vegetation, acting as flood protection areas, trapping sediment and preventing erosion (though the roots of riparian plants) before they reach the water course, helping maintain local water table levels, shading by the riparian plants and keeping stream temperatures low during the summer for the fish, acting as a corridor for land mammals (e.g. bears, deer, squirrels), and overall maintaining biological…

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    The areas of Putah Creek within the vicinity of the university campus have been conserved to certain extents and heavily used by humans. The creek has been altered and manipulated over the past decades by humans and the alterations in the creek and nature are obvious at each of the stops of the self-guided trip. The trip featured the riparian plants in the reserves by the creek and the arboretum walkway. According to the field guide, UC Davis has been maintaining a policy of sustainability to…

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    Wide-spread recognition of escalating hydrological alterations of rivers has increased as a result of existing and projected future increases in water demands. The importance of a river’s flow regime for sustaining biodiversity and ecological integrity has been well studied over the last past 4 decades. This paper synthesizes the flow assessment methodologies to understand ecological responses to flow alteration and begins with a compilation of all historical methods to assess environmental…

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    In Ontario the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has several guidelines for water conservation, drainage and using water for agricultural. The Government of Canada has set out several guidelines which farms in Ontario have to be in conjunction with in order to be sustainable to the water codes law (Riparian). The environmental protection Act is an act which, farmers have to attend to for protecting the water, air and land; outlined in the act are what to do for spills, waste…

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    Nequasset Case Study

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    Nequasset are very important to our survival. They are numerous, and flow all over Southern Maine to feed into Nequasset, the lake that supplies our water. Any pollutants that get into these tributaries will eventually make their way into Nequasset, and the many ecosystems inside them play a small role in the overall…

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    Water Appropriation

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    appropriation rights at the time had four essential elements namely: priority, the benefit of using water, diversion, and intent. Regarding this, the first individual to utilize the given quantity of water from its sources on operations that are deemed beneficial possessed the right of continued usage while others utilized the remaining portions. This fact rendered the doctrine of having the priority element. The person using the water could not make changes on the intention of water…

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    Cole Camp Creek Case Study

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    creek will eventually end up in Lake of the Ozarks. This paper will be telling what those stream pollutants can do to water systems. Nitrates Nitrate is essential for all living things because it is a protein necessary for life. Now, it may be essential, but, ingesting large amounts through drinking water can be hazardous to small infants and pregnant women. Nitrate is commonly used in plant foods that are mixed with water. And also used for crop…

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    Why does the company need to follow the “Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord”? Water is necessary in dairy farm activities for growing grass, washing down milking areas and cooling the milk. Being an area of low annual rainfall in Hastings District, the company is applying for water rights to use the water from a local river. The river has acceptable microbiological water quality currently although several tributaries have high numbers of indicator bacteria. The National Policy Statement for…

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    Water, a natural resource deemed to be a right, is fast depleting. Our planet’s fresh water reserves present an unfavorable picture, with only 1% out of 3% accessible for direct human use. This scarcity, fueled by unequal distribution amongst countries caused by geographical and political obstacles, raises the potential of “water wars”. Such concerns are exacerbated by uncontrollable population growth, pollution due to industrialization and modernization, and climate change. A new approach to…

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