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Water Ways

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Because most Minnesota lakes and rivers are surrounded by trees and shrubs, storms and winds often blow branches, limbs and trees into the water. This woody material is important to lake and river ecosystems.

Beneath the water's surface, fallen trees, limbs and branches are habitat for aquatic organisms at the base of the food chain.

Valuable water insects such as mayflies graze on the algae that grow on decomposing wood.

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