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Definition of Terms
There is a lot of technical terms on the Rivers and Streams website. This page is designed to help navigate and define these words and phrases. Use the line below to skip to a certain letter.
Any complex of living organisms interacting with abiotic components that form and function as a natural environmental unit.
Circular current of water, formed where water flows past some obstruction.
A species that is unique to a locality or drainage.
Combination of biotic, biotic, and climatic conditions that influences an organism, population or community.
Process of weathering away of streambanks and adjacent land slopes by water, ice, wind, or other factors.
Process through which excessive organismal growth, typically algae, is induced by excess nutrient input. Also a natural process of maturing in a body of water.
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