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Title: Developing a "regionalized" version of the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual : issues and recommendations
Authors: Wakeley, James S., 1950-
Keywords: Wetland hydrology--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Wetland plants
Hydric soils
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/EL ; TR-02-20.
Abstract: Abstract: Wetland delineation is fundamental to Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency regulatory responsibilities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Corps Wetlands Delineation Manual is the accepted standard for delineating wetlands pursuant to the Section 404 regulatory program. This report identifies and discusses technical issues relevant to the regionalization of the Corps manual. The report reviews current technical and regulatory definitions of wetlands, gives a brief history of wetland delineation methods developed by the Federal regulatory agencies, and compares existing Federal delineation manuals. Current criteria and field indicators for hydric soils, wetland hydrology, and hydrophytic vegetation are then reviewed and recommendations made for increasing the manual s regional sensitivity and filling important information gaps.
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