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Streams 101

 

Why does a stream look the way it does? What lives in a stream? What is water chemistry? The answers to these questions can be quite complex, but these pages can give you a starting point to understanding some of the different ways you can look at a stream.

Definitions

Definitions

Terms used in this website are defined in this section.




Physical Appearance

Physical Appearance

Learn how the topography and land use surrounding rivers affects how they behave.

Biology

Biology

From microscopic bacteria to frogs and fish, explore the diversity of life in and around the water.

Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry

Small differences in chemistry can impact the health of stream communities.


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Species Spotlight

  • American Eel

American Eels

The American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a slender snakelike migratory fish that is very important to the stream ecosystems in Maryland.

Learn more in this informative Fact Sheet

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