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Temporary waters

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Temporary water bodies can be divided into two categories, those that are flowing and those that are standing. They are most commonly associated with areas of the world that are subject to very rapid changes in conditions for example regions of Africa that have a wet and dry season. However, temporary water bodies do occur everywhere and their presence indicates a healthily diverse aquatic system. In the UK some rivers in the south of the country only flow during winter and are referred to as winter bournes.

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