Water Bodies

Water Bodies

Cattail Marsh:  Areas of standing water where cattails are the predominant vegetation.

Beaver Ponds, or other Open, Calm Water:  Year-round small bodies of water that could be of geologic, beaver, or human origin.  All or some of its area is open water free of emergent vegetation.

Permanent Streams and Streambanks:  Small to medium size bodies of permanent, flowing water.  Up to 30 cubic feet of water per second at high flow.  Includes the banks and immediate surrounding vegetation that may provide unique habitat or travel corridors.

Rivers:  Large bodies of permanent, flowing water with greater than 30 cubic feet of water at low flow.  Does not list species that do not use the river itself but are restricted to bordering vegetated wetlands such as cattail marshes or forested wetland.