Wetlands Engineering Handbook

Authors: Hayes, D. F., Olin, T. J., Fischenich, J. C., and Palermo, M. R.

Year: 2000

Reference: Hayes, D. F., Olin, T. J., Fischenich, J. C., and Palermo, M. R. (2000). “Wetlands Engineering Handbook,” ERDC/EL TR-WRP-RE-21, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg.

Summary: This handbook discusses engineering procedures for establishing necessary hydrologic conditions, geotechnical design, and soils handling for site modification, selecting appropriate vegetation and planting schemes, and establishing substrate conditions conducive to the desired functions. Soil handling includes: loosening or compaction to control soil density, protection of the soil structure, and creating layers with scarification techniques. Substrate conditions include: texture, structure, density, compaction, fertility, salinity, pH, and permeability. The document also discusses baseline assessments of existing site conditions, monitoring strategies to determine long-term success, and contracting considerations.

What You Will Find Here: Planning p. 1-iii, Site Investigation p. 2-iii, Design p. 3-iii, p. 4-iii, p. 5-iii, p. 6-iii, Construction p. 7-iii, Monitoring p. 8-iii,

Link: http://www.csu.edu/cerc/researchreports/documents/WetlandsEngineeringHandbookUSACE2000.pdf