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The functions and values listed in this section are included primarily based on their ecological relationship and value to the critical areas subject to this chapter, and include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following elements:

(1) Streams. Fish and wildlife habitat; transport of water, sediment and organic material; floodwater storage and attenuation;

(2) Wetlands. Fish and wildlife habitat, pollution assimilation, sediment retention, shoreline stabilization, floodwater storage, attenuation and conveyance, wave energy attenuation, stream base-flow maintenance, and groundwater discharge/recharge;

(3) Lakes. Fish and wildlife habitat, sediment retention, pollution assimilation, and floodwater attenuation, storage and conveyance;

(4) Marine waters. Fish and wildlife habitat; wind, wave and current attenuation; sediment supply; longshore transport of sediment; and pollution assimilation;

(5) Primary association areas of critical species. Fish and wildlife habitat;

(6) State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas. Fish and wildlife habitat and recreation; and

(7) Buffers. Habitat for water associated and riparian associated wildlife, wildlife movement corridors, noise and visual screening, large woody debris and other natural organic matter recruitment, floodwater attenuation and storage, temperature maintenance, pollution assimilation, streambank stabilization and supply of sediments and nutrients. (Added by Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Ord. 17-039, July 12, 2017, Eff date Aug. 3, 2017).