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Table 1.

Categories of leaf decay rates with examples of each classification. Categories are based on percent dry weight lost per degree-day: Slow <0.10, Medium >0.10 and <0.15, Fast >0.15. (Modified from Cummins et al., 1989.)

In-Stream Processing Category
FastMediumSlow
Alder Maple Oak 
Dogwood Hickory Conifers 
Basswood Willow Aspen 
In-Stream Processing Category
FastMediumSlow
Alder Maple Oak 
Dogwood Hickory Conifers 
Basswood Willow Aspen 
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