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2008-09-19 15:00:42

By Clinton Thomas Summer is approaching and the desire to be outside and enjoy the farm ponds comes right along with it. Excessive surface plant growth takes away the beauty of the ponds and can also destroy the natural balance of the pond. Managing the plant growth effectively will sustain ponds for longer periods of time. Aquatic plant growth is a necessity in any pond. Without plants, many other aquatic organisms would die. The additional oxygen and food that plants provide ensure...

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2008-08-20 10:05:00

Scientists have found that the ground is drying out in a 13,700-year-old peat bog, just another sign, they say, of the Earth's warming climate. Ecologist Ed Berg says the peat bog is turning into forest. "There has been a big change," Berg said. Core samples taken from the bog show moss nearly 22 feet under the ground, with no sign of trees or shrubs growing here for centuries, Berg said. The bog could be covered by black spruce trees during the next 50 years, he said. Alaska is one state,...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

By M. Dirk Langeveld PARIS - Several proposed restrictions for Hall's Pond will be up for a public hearing Wednesday. The hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Town Office. While the 50-acre pond is used for recreational activities, it is also a source of drinking water in Paris and Hebron. There are 35 to 38 hookups in the two towns for water use. The Hebron Water Co. has an easement on the pond, located in Paris, from Hebron Academy. "What we're really trying to do is...

2008-08-12 03:00:39

By Julia Chan KOTA KINABALU: Sabah may get its first Ramsar site as early as October this year, during the 10th session of the Conference of Parties (COP10) to be held in South Korea. The proposal to gazette some 78,803ha of mangrove forest reserve in the lower Kinabatangan-Segama wetlands has been sent to the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, from where it will be submitted to the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands. Japan International Cooperation Agency's Borneo Biodiversity and...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Chelsea Keeney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 7--Put the sailboats and fishing poles away -- Cunningham Lake is not ready yet. The lake is being kept about 10 feet below full pool so that construction can be completed on a sediment weir -- a low dam -- in the Pawnee Wetlands, said Randy Winter, aquatic habitat program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Winter said he had hoped that boaters could get out on the water for a few days this fall, but he isn't betting on...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

By PRICE, Vicki This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------------------------------------- WE all know water is vital to life and in New Zealand, and in Taranaki we are accustomed to having more fresh water than we could possibly want (usually). But worldwide, there is a growing realisation that water cannot be taken for granted and changing the world starts in our...

2008-07-28 18:00:24

By CAROLE HAWKINS A northern McIntosh County developer cited last year for bush- hogging marshes and filling wetlands has signed off on a final agreement to reverse the damage. Owners Anthony Silva and Joseph Soares of Waterfront Paradise LLC agreed to pay a $40,000 fine to the Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Resources Division and to restore the site's damaged marsh and tidal areas. Last month, Waterfront Paradise said it would pay a $30,000 fine to DNR's Environmental...

2008-06-26 12:00:00

By Nick Ferraro, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 26--A welcome surprise jumped out at Dave Haak as he sat near the shoreline at Lily Lake one sunny afternoon late last week -- and it wasn't a giant sunfish. 'The water looks clearer, a bit cleaner than it was last year,' said Haak, 72, who took his two young grandkids to the Stillwater lake to fish and swim for the first time this year. Thanks to the later-than-normal ice-out and cool spring temperatures, summer enthusiasts eager...

2008-06-25 09:00:00

The water level of the Dalai Lake, the largest fresh water lake in northern China, has fallen about 3 meters since 2002, while its area has contracted by more than 500 square kilometers, said local authorities. "If the lake continues to shrink, it may soon disappear," said Liu Songtao, deputy director of the Dalai Lake National Nature Reserve administration, in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Dalai Lake, also known as Hulun Lake, once covered 2,339 sq km with a water volume of 13...

2008-06-25 09:02:49

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach Once upon a time, Lake Tecumseh and Back Bay were separate bodies of water in southern Virginia Beach, with thick, woody swamps between the two. Then, Ash ville Bridge Creek was created as a drainage ditch and navigational channel. And then, decades later, a small offshoot canal was dug - officials are not sure by whom or when - that today connects Lake Tecumseh with the sprawling Back Bay system. While boating...


Latest Wetlands Reference Libraries

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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