Initial cottonwood seedling recruitment following the flood of the century of the Oldman River, Alberta, Canada

@article{Rood1998InitialCS,
  title={Initial cottonwood seedling recruitment following the flood of the century of the Oldman River, Alberta, Canada},
  author={Stewart B Rood and Andrea Ruth Kalischuk and John M. Mahoney},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={1998},
  volume={18},
  pages={557-570}
}
Following heavy rain in early June 1995, flows of the Oldman River in Alberta, Canada were the highest on record (since 1911). This ‘flood of the century’ preceded cottonwood seed release, and created suitable sites for seedling establishment. After the flood peak, the Oldman River Dam and tributary dams were operated to deliver a relatively natural and gradual river stage recession of about 2.5 to 5 cm per day. Nine research sites were established on lateral and point bars to study… CONTINUE READING

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