Accession Number : ADA259108


Title :   Wetlands Research Program. Wetland Evaluation Technique (WET). Volume 1. Literature Review and Evaluation Rationale.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Adamus, Paul R ; Clairain, Ellis J , Jr ; Stockwell, Lauren T ; Morrow, Michael E ; Rozas, Lawrence P ; Smith, R D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259108.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 297


Abstract : This is Volume 1 of a two-volume manual on the Wetland Evaluation Technique. Volume 1 provides a detailed review of 11 functions and values commonly ascribed to wetlands, including ground water recharge and discharge, floodflow alteration, sediment stabilization, sediment/toxicant retention, nutrient removal/ transformation, production export, aquatic diversity/abundance, wildlife diversity/abundance, recreation, and uniqueness/heritage. Each function is examined with respect to important processes and interactions with other functions. Volume 1 also cites reference material for predictors of these wetland functions as used by the Wetland Evaluation Technique in Volume 2. ... Aquatic diversity, Landscape, Toxicants, Contaminants, Metals, Uniqueness/Heritage, Erosion, Nutrients, Values, Evaluation, Recreation, Water quality, Fisheries, Riparian, Wetland, Floodflow alteration, Sediments, Wildlife. Ground water, Shoreline anchoring, Heritage, Social significance.


Descriptors :   *WETLANDS , *SOIL EROSION , *WILDLIFE , *AQUATIC ANIMALS , *ECOLOGY , STABILIZATION , METALS , WATER FLOW , INTERACTIONS , NUTRIENTS , FISHERIES , TRANSFORMATIONS , SOIL STABILIZATION , RECREATION , SEDIMENTS , FLOODING , WATER QUALITY , EROSION , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , GROUND WATER , FLOW RATE , CONTAMINANTS


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE