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Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley

Mehrey G. Vaghti and Steven E. Greco

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249554
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0016
Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley

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This chapter examines the riparian vegetation of the Great Valley of California, which is restricted to areas influenced by the major rivers and tributaries that drain the surrounding uplands. It begins by discussing the ecosystem processes and landscape characteristics of the Sacramento hydrologic region, San Joaquin hydrologic region, and Tulare Lake hydrologic region, and then discusses the dominant plant species of Great Valley riparian systems. The chapter concludes with conservation and rehabilitation efforts for California's riparian vegetation systems.

Keywords: riparian vegetation; Great Valley; Sacramento; San Joaquin; Tulare Lake; hydrologic region

Chapter.  17872 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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