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    Author(s): H. E. Kennedy; R. M. Krinard
    Date: 1974
    Source: Research Note SFES-RN-SO-177. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiement Station.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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    Through October, the 1979 Mississippi River flood had not caused extensive damage to natural hardwood forests or plantations that were 1 year or older and had been flooded only during the first 2 months of the growing season. New plantings of cottonwood were virtually destroyed, however, and 1-year-old sweetgum, flooded about 9 months, was killed. All yellow-poplar observed was killed. Siltation up to 5 feet deep has not caused appreciable damage, but trapped water has caused some mortality.

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    Kennedy, H. E.; Krinard, R. M. 1974. 1973 Mississippi River Flood's Impact on Natural Hardwood Forests and Plantations. Research Note SO-RN-177. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.

    Keywords

    Backwater, planting, siltation, water temperature

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