Analysis of Selected Functional Characteristics of Wetlands.
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The purpose of this study was to develop procedures and methodologies that could be used to assess the value of wetlands in performing four functions water quality improvement groundwater recharge storm and flood water storage and shoreline protection. The procedures and methodologies were to be used by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district offices in conjunction with permitting activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Existing studies were reviewed, and based on this data factors that contributed to a wetlands ability to perform the indicated function were identified. Criteria were identified to assist in assessing various types of wetlands relative to the functional areas. Procedures and methodologies that could be used to apply these criteria to specific sites were then developed. Finally, for each functional area, research needs were identified.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology