Riparian zone absent in cropped fields

Gage house by Midwest stream

Detailed Description

In the Corn Belt states of the Midwest, intensive agriculture extends up to stream banks, eliminating trees and other riparian vegegation.  In 2013, the USGS Regional Stream Quality Assessment (RSQA) investigated the effects of land use, stream quality, and other stressors on the ecological health of 100 streams in the Midwest.


Image Dimensions: 2592 x 1944

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Location Taken: IN, US