Accession Number : ADA254012
Title : Design of Habitat Restoration Using Dredged Material at Bodkin Island, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Maynord, Stephen T ; Landin, Mary C ; McCormick, John W ; Davis, Jack E ; Evans, Robert A
Report Date : Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 108
Abstract : Bodkin Island in the Chesapeake Bay is considered prime habitat for nesting black ducks; however, wind wave erosion is threatening the continued existence of the island. The existing 1-acre island will be increased by 4.8 acres through placement of dredged material to create nesting and brood habitat for black ducks. The enlarged island will have uplands, and high and low marshes with intertidal channels and pools with submerged aquatic vegetation. Riprap will be placed around the perimeter of the island to prevent wind wave erosion. The interdisciplinary project design report includes hydraulic and wave-climate numerical model studies, island design, habitat shaping, and vegetation selection.
Descriptors : *DREDGED MATERIALS , STABILIZATION , MODELS , MATERIALS , EROSION , CLIMATE , ISLANDS , BAYS , RIPRAP , REVETMENTS , DUCKS , CHESAPEAKE BAY , SWAMPS , CHANNELS , HYDRAULICS , VEGETATION , HABITATS , SELECTION
Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE