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Area of land directly adjacent to a stream or river, influenced by stream-induced or related processes.


It includes the physical structure and associated vegetation of the areas associated with a watercourse which are commonly characterised by alluvial soils, and which are inundated of flooded to an extent and with a frequency sufficient to support vegetation of species with a composition and physical structure distinct from those of adjacent land  areas.

Why are riparian habitats important?

Riparian habitats are protected under the National Water Act by means of the Reserve.



Riparian Habitat