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bottomland

Lowlands located in a valley or other low area near rivers,streams,or bodies of water prone to flooding.Bottomland was especially prized by farmers at one time because of the constant deposit of nutrient-rich soils.

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Oliver in their book, "Restoration Bottomland Forests in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley."
We used Duncan's multiple range test to examine within season selection of habitats (the major types used were pasture, oak-hickory, bottomland hardwoods, early succession forest (< 30 yrs), intermediate succession (30-60 yrs), mixed conifer-hardwoods (< 40 yrs), and cottonwood plantations.
Bulk density of bottomland hardwoods in East Texas and West Louisiana.
In the basin bottomlands, after picking up the crop, in November and December, the ridges of the furrows are broken with a plough in order to loosen the corn stumps and prevent the creation of big clods.
(1991) found an increase in browsing intensity during winter in mixed bottomland forests in Illinois.
Flood-control measures such as levees and dams have significantly altered bottomland forests in the United States and around the world (Nilsson and Berggren 2000, Hart et al.
Southern Bottomlands Natural Region.--The Wabash River flows through the Southern Bottomlands Natural Region from the general area of Merom in Sullivan County to its confluence with the Ohio River in southern Posey County.
The "Bottomland" camo pattern that resulted from that initial meeting perfectly blended with Southern hardwoods and swampland terrain.
Both refuges, along with several state wildlife management areas, constitute a long habitat lifeline that Dennis describes as "the best of the best" of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the South.
For generations the remaining bottomland forests of the Mississippi River and its tributaries have survived as places where trees grow large, shadows grow deep, and sinuous rivers and streams move at a snail's pace.
The significant natural resource and conservation priority that the Columbia Bottomlands represent and the apparent accelerating loss of the remaining areas gave rise to the study reported here.
The prerequisite for successful cotton cultivation in the bottomlands was extensive flood control of the Mississippi and its tributaries in "a mad and pointless merry-go-round, ...