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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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The 2,953-ha Piatt area featured 64% row crops, 22% upland forest, and 14% bottomland forest.
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.
2-ha bottomland hardwood forest along the Olentangy River in central Ohio, USA.
more expected habitat, and perhaps the seed source for the bottomland plants, would have been the gravel barrens occurring on adjacent slopes.
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.
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.
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.
Wetlands are generally restricted to riparian areas, where bottomland hardwood forests are common.
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, .
Researchers have discovered that while wintering in the refuge, the waterfowl feed heavily on the complex diet available in bottomlands, such as moist-soil plants and invertebrates.