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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Coldwater River Backwater Restoration
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The quantity and quality of aquatic habitats along lowland floodplain rivers in agricultural landscapes are in steep decline, often due to nonpoint source pollution, clearing and land forming. In addition to habitat loss ecosystem services such as trapping and processing pollutants are also being lost. This suite of research projects seeks to address these issues at a range of spatial scales.

  • Goals and objectives
  • Study sites
  • Key partners
  • Publications and products
  • Project Director, Doug Shields
  •  Use of vibracore apparatus to extract deep sediment core from study backwater

    Last Modified: 3/22/2010