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Rivers as groundwater-dependent ecosystems: a review of degrees of dependency, riverine processes and management implications

Rivers as groundwater-dependent ecosystems: a review of degrees of dependency, riverine processes and management implications

Australian Journal of Botany 54(2): 133-144

Many rivers are classified as groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs), owing to the contribution of groundwater to their base flow. However, there has been little explicit recognition of the way groundwater influences riverine biota or processes, how degrees of ecological dependency may vary, and the management implications of this dependency. The permeable beds and banks of these GDEs where surface water and groundwater exchange are termed hyporheic zones.

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DOI: 10.1071/bt05074

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