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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition$
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Michael Barbour

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001

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Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley

Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley

(p.425) SIXTEEN Riparian Vegetation of the Great Valley
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Mehrey G. Vaghti

Steven E. Greco

University of California Press

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

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