Environmental Impact Research Program. Greentree Reservoirs. Section 5.5.3, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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Guidance for establishing greentree reservoirs is given in Section 5.5.3 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to provide the Corps District or project biologist with basic instructions for the development, operation, and management of a greentree reservoir. Major topics include wildlife use, site selection, design and construction, and operation and maintenance. Greentree reservoirs are impounded tracts of bottomland hardwood forests that are managed to attract waterfowl. The purposes and objectives for establishing a greentree reservoir are outlined in this report. Although waterfowl are the principal users, other wildlife species that benefit from these flooded timberlands are also discussed. Basic requirements for a reservoir site are described and include terrain, soils, source of waterfowl, vegetation, and water supply. Specifications are given for impoundment design and construction, and guidelines are provided for the successful operation and management of a greentree reservoir. Suggestions are offered for the prevention of impacts caused by improper drainage or prolonged flooding of bottomland hardwood forests. Author
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