The Weed Science Society of America's press release yesterday discusses the affects of invasive weeds on flooding.
"Healthy riparian areas populated by native plants can store thousands of gallons of water per acre," says Linda Nelson, plant physiologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and former president of the Aquatic Plant Management Society. "They filter the water that flows into a stream after a storm or snow melt and can also mitigate the effects of river flooding. But unfortunately the protection capacity of many of our vital riparian areas is being degraded by invasive weeds."
Check out the full article on the Weed Science Society of America's website.
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