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Title: Lakeshore revegetation studies at Lake Oahe, South Dakota
Authors: University of South Dakota. Department of Biology.
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Hoffman, George R.
Shetron, Stephen G.
Klimas, Charles V.
Allen, Hollis H.
Keywords: Lake Oahe
South Dakota
Shoreline revegetation
Aquatic plants
Shoreline protection
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A 4-year study was conducted to assess the flood tolerance of plant species selected as potentially useful in revegetating shorelines of fluctuating water-level reservoirs. The study employed a subimpoundment adjacent to Lake Oahe, S. Dak., to systematically inundate 55 transplanted species. Survival and growth of each species were monitored regularly. Eight plant species demonstrated sufficiently consistent responses to inundation to merit recommendations for planting in specific shoreline environments. Fourteen additional species showed some degree of flood tolerance and are recommended for trial plantings in particular circumstances. Of all the species tested, Phalaris arundinacea is by far the best candidate for a wide range of shoreline site conditions in the northern prairie region. The Lake Oahe study also suggested that, in planning a shoreline project, careful assessments of species characteristics, substrate type and configuration, and wind and wave action be made prior to any field effort. Further, a successful transplanting operation must include careful attention to the newly planted vegetation during the critical establishment period.
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