Evaluating the impact of river restoration on the local groundwater and ecological system: a case study in NE Flanders.

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Evaluating the impact of river restoration on the local groundwater and ecological system: a case study in NE Flanders. / Rogiers, Bart; Lermytte, Johan; De Bie, Els; Batelaan, Okke.

In: Geologica Belgica, Vol. 14, No. 3-4, 05.2011, p. 265-276.

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Rogiers, B, Lermytte, J, De Bie, E & Batelaan, O 2011, 'Evaluating the impact of river restoration on the local groundwater and ecological system: a case study in NE Flanders.', Geologica Belgica, vol. 14, no. 3-4, pp. 265-276.

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Rogiers, B., Lermytte, J., De Bie, E., & Batelaan, O. (2011). Evaluating the impact of river restoration on the local groundwater and ecological system: a case study in NE Flanders. Geologica Belgica, 14(3-4), 265-276.

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Rogiers, Bart ; Lermytte, Johan ; De Bie, Els ; Batelaan, Okke. / Evaluating the impact of river restoration on the local groundwater and ecological system: a case study in NE Flanders. In: Geologica Belgica. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 3-4. pp. 265-276.

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