Flood-meadow

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Flood-meadow near Hohenau an der March
The same meadow in spring

A flood-meadow (or floodmeadow) is an area of grassland or pasture beside a river, subject to seasonal flooding.[1] Flood-meadows are distinct from water-meadows in that the latter are artificially created and maintained, with flooding controlled[2] on a seasonal and even daily basis.

Examples[edit]

Kasari flood-meadow in early spring. Matsalu National Park, Estonia

Austria:

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Estonia:

Finland:

Ireland:

United Kingdom:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huhta, Ari‐Pekka, Rautio, Pasi (2014). Flood meadows in Finland - their development during the past century. Nordic Journal of Botany 32 (6): 858–70
  2. ^ a b Emma Rothero, Sophie Lake, David Gowing, eds. Floodplain Meadows – Beauty and Utility: A Technical Handbook (Floodplain Meadows Partnership; 2016)

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