Chapter 11

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Department
Environmental Science
Course Code
EESA01H3
Professor
Carl Mitchell

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Chapter 11: Freshwater Systems and Water Resources Freshwater Systems Rivers and streams wind through landscapes A smaller river flowing into a larger one is a tributary the area of land drained by a river drainage basin or watershed Riparian meaning riverside Wetlands include marshes (shallow water allows plants to grow above waters surface), swamps (consist of shallow water but they occur in forested areas) and bogs (ponds thoroughly covered with thick floating mats of vegetation Lakes and ponds littoral: shallow water, rich in nurtrients and productive plant growth making it rich in aquatic life and organisms; limnetic: open portion of lake or pond away from shore which is penetrated by sunlight meaning organisms or plants that perform
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