(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Characteristics of beaver ponds on deltas in a mountain environment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BUTLER D.R. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Texas State Univ., San Marcos, ETATS-UNIS


This paper describes floodplain beaver ponds on low-gradient deltas in glacial finger lakes in Glacier National Park, Montana. These ponds are distinctly larger, probably fed by hyporheic flow, and stable and long-lived. Ponds examined were, with one exception, 44 years old. Glacial discharge is present in each valley where beaver ponds occupy low-gradient deltas, and this discharge likely sustains pond water level over the course of the summer. As glaciers recede and disappear, deltaic beaver ponds dependent on hyporheic flow may be negatively affected


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no8 [pp. 876-882]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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