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a lowland alluvial area near a river


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Noun1.Bottomland - low-lying alluvial land near a riverbottomland - low-lying alluvial land near a river
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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After the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, however, the Mississippi Valley economy was slowly re-geared toward agriculture as white American settlers sought to take advantage of the area's rich riparian bottomlands.
A City/Region story Monday incorrectly stated that up to four large events a year could take place in just one section of the park, the "north bottomlands.
When temperatures dipped below -8[degrees] C, deer on both study areas moved to hill-edged bottomlands that reduced wind (Piatt area) or to habitats with dense overhead cover (both areas) such as conifer plantations or deciduous types with a dense understory.
Today, in Michigan, it is a felony to remove or disturb any artifacts from state bottomlands.
It is also found in aspen parklands and deciduous river bottomlands within the central and northern Great Plains, and in mixed deciduous riparian corridors, river valley bottomlands, and lower foothills of the northern Rocky Mountain regions from South Dakota and Wyoming to southeastern British Columbia, including the Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands.
Some of the hardwood species sampled grow mainly in the bottomlands, which are inaccessible during wet weather; therefore, the data were collected during the summer and early fall months over several years.
A general description of runoff agriculture comprises variants such as those that are carried out in basin bottomlands, in alluvial fans and hillsides and in the beds of watercourses.
Much of the bottomlands, said Bliss, are privately owned.
Bottomlands of RAP are fairly homogenous, dominated by silver maple (Acer saccharinum) in frequently inundated areas, with hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), elm (Ulmus spp.
This was substantially lower than ANPP estimated at the same time at two other unrestricted bottomlands upriver (but still below the reservoir) that averaged 1290 g [m.
the Central Till Plain, Southwestern Lowlands, and Southern Bottomlands (Homoya et al.
All I do know is Cuz and his video camera have shadowed me on deer hunts from Southern bottomlands to the north woods of Michigan and the Texas brush country.