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Prairie basin wetlands of the Dakotas: a community profile

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Prairie basin wetlands of the Dakotas: a community profile; 1989; Federal Government Series; Biological Report; 85(7.28); Kantrud, H. A.; Krapu, G. L.; Swanson, G. A.

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This description of prairie basin wetlands of the Dakotas is part of a series of community profiles on ecologically important wetlands of national significance. The shallow wetlands of the Dakotas form the bulk of the portion of the Prairie Pothole Region lying within the United States. This region is famous as the producer of at least half of North America's waterfowl and an unknown, but large, proportion of other prairie-dwelling marsh and aquatic birds.The wetlands described here lie in relatively small, shallow basins that vary greatly in their ability to maintain surface water, and in their water chemistry, which varies from fresh to hypersaline. These wetlands occur in a wide variety of hydrological settings, in an area where [...]

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