Groundwater flow in a bog- fen complex, Lost River peatland, northern Minnesota.

D. I. Siegel, P. H. Glaser

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All the major physiographic features in the mire - a raised bog, spring fen, and intervening water track - are zones of groundwater discharge during parts of the year. Acidic bog waters are neutralized below 0.5 m in the peat profile. A small change in the volume of groundwater discharge in the peatland may therefore be sufficient to neutralize the acidic waters on the bog surface and greatly affect the vegetation.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-754
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987


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  • Ecology

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