Greenbelt

Strip of natural vegetation growing parallel to a stream that provides wildlife habitat and an erosion and flood buffer zone. This strip of vegetation also retards rainfall runoff down the bank slope and provides a root system that binds soil particles together.

Glossary of River Terminology. (n.d.). Retrieved March 28, 2017, from http://www.texasthestateofwater.org/screening/html/gloassary.htm

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