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Vocabulary

  • Riffles – the shallower, faster moving sections of a stream. They can be observed in areas with a fast current where rocks break the water surface. As water rushes over the rocks it adds oxygen to the water. Riffles are important fish habitats.
  • Riffle-pool sequence – these develop in a flowing stream as its water flow structure alternates from areas of relatively shallow to deeper water

Fun Facts

  • The riffles and pools in the West Branch of the Farmington River here make it an excellent habitat for trout.
  • The Moosewood (also known as Goosefoot Maple, Striped Maple or Whistlewood) is an understory species in northern forest regions. It is a sequential hermaphrodite, meaning that it can change its sex throughout its lifetime.

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