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Friday, 04 March 2016 04:51

The Hay-Zama complex

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The Hay-Zama complex is a large lowland wetland region comprising marshes, eutrophic freshwater lakes, willow swamps, river deltas, floodplain woodlands, and wet meadows. The area is located in the far northwest corner of Alberta, 50 km northeast of Rainbow Lake, and constitutes one of the most extensive sedge wetlands in western North America. ...
...It is characterized by extreme seasonal and annual water level fluctuations. The sizes and depths of the lakes vary according to the seasonally fluctuating inflow from the Hay River. The complex and surrounding area host a variety of user groups with significant interests in the wetland’s resources.

 

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