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Flooding to restore connectivity of regulated, large-river wetlands: Natural and controlled flooding as complementary processes along the lower Missouri River

BioScience

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https://doi.org/10.2307/1313335

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Abstract

You can always count on finding the Mississippi just where you left it last year. But the Missouri is a tawny, restless, brawling flood. It cuts corners, runs around at night, fills itself with snags and traveling sandbars, lunches on levees, and swallows islands and small villages for dessert. Its perpetual dissatisfaction with its bed is the greatest peculiarity of the Missouri.… It makes farming as fascinating as gambling. You never know whether you are going to harvest corn or catfish (Fitch 1907, p. 637).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Flooding to restore connectivity of regulated, large-river wetlands: Natural and controlled flooding as complementary processes along the lower Missouri River
Series title:
BioScience
DOI:
10.2307/1313335
Volume:
48
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Description:
13 p.
First page:
721
Last page:
733
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Missouri River