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Effects of natural and man-made events on the land- water interfaces of large river basins


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The present-day shape, form, and surficial features, and the future directional movement and changes of the morphometry of any large river ecosystem and its interface zones are the results of all the natural and human interventions on the system for the last several decades to centuries. Almost all watersheds of all major rivers of the world have already been subjected to intense pressures from agriculture, urban sprawl, water supplies, transportation, and recreation. Two of the major rivers of the United States have also experienced these major constraints, and they have responded with changes in their morphometry and riverine environments. Specific examples are Pool 19 of the Mississippi River, which extends about 74 kilometers (km), [...]


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Bhowmik, N.G.


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Pages 101-122 in B. Gopal, ed. Wetlands and ecotones: Studies on land-water interactions. National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi. Reprinted by the National Biological Survey, Environmental Management Technical Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin

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