What does riparian vegetation consist of?
Riparian vegetation grows along banks of a waterway extending to the edge of the floodplain (also known as fringing vegetation). This includes the emergent aquatic plants growing at the edge of the waterway channel and the ground cover plants, shrubs and trees within the riparian zone.
What is considered a navigable waterway?
Navigable waters of the United States are those waters that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce.
Is it a creek or a crick?
Creek is a noun that refers to a shallow stream. Crick is an American dialectical variant that is popular in some genres of fiction. Creek is the standard term in all other contexts.
Why is it called a creek?
Etymology. From Middle English crēke, from Old Norse kriki. Early British colonists of Australia and the Americas used the term in the usual British way, to name inlets; as settlements followed the inlets upstream and inland, the names were retained and creek was reinterpreted as a general term for a small waterway..
Is a crick a body of water?
Creek refers to a small running body of water, and a crick refers to a pain in the neck in a lot of places. In the Deep South (I'm from central Missisissipi) it can be used interchangeably with creek to refer to a small running body of water, or keep the above meaning of pain in the neck.
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