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Title: A concept and procedure for developing and utilizing vegetation flood tolerance indices in wetland delineation
Authors: Wetlands Research Program (U.S.)
Theriot, Russell F.
Sanders, Dana R.
Keywords: Adaptive mechanisms
FTI numbers
Hydrologic zones
Ecological amplitude
Soil permeability
Issue Date: Feb-1986
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report describes a concept and procedure which, when completed, may provide a method for wetland delineation. The primary objective of the research is to develop methods for calculating, verifying, and applying Flood Tolerance Index (FTI) numbers. These numbers would reflect a quantitative estimate of the hydrology of an area using vegetation as an indicator and would greatly strengthen the multiple parameter approach to wetland delineation by defining the frequency and duration of the hydrologic events. It will also allow greater flexibility by dividing the wetlands into discrete zones. This could be invaluable for delineating and tor assessing wetlands functions and values for regulatory or mitigation actions.
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