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Title: Ranking restoration alternatives for the lower Mississippi River : Application of multi-criteria decision analysis
Authors: Boysen, Krista A.
Hoover, Jan Jeffrey, 1954-
Killgore, K. Jack
Keywords: Restoration ecology
Multiple criteria decision making
Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-ER-17
Abstract: There are a variety of engineering techniques available for restoring aquatic habitat in rivers. These include, but are not limited to: reconnecting backwaters and other off-channel features (Hoover et al. 2000; Fischenich and Morrow 2000); enhancement of borrow pits near levees (Hoover and Killgore 2002); creation and preservation of gravel bars (Miller 2006); removal and management of sediment (Killgore et al. 2008). Most could be used at numerous sites along the Lower Mississippi River, but choosing one is the challenge, since an objective method of selecting the best overall technique does not exist. This study describes the creation of a decision support model that ranks river restoration categories for projects identified by the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee (LMRCC). Resulting decision scores for different categories represent a consensus of experts participating in model development. High-ranking categories provide greatest benefit for the Mississippi River Conservation Initiative.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TN-EMRRP-ER-17
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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