Mark Gutshall, LandStudies, Inc., talks about the water quality problems related to legacy sediments and the multiple benefits of floodplain restoration-- sediment and nutrient reduction, reducing flood and stormwater damage, wildlife habitat, groundwater recharge and carbon sequestration.
For more information, pick up a copy of LandStudies' Floodplain Restoration Booklet.
And follow these other links--
Documenting Stream Channel Erosion, A Bigger Problems Than Originally Thought
Reducing Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Through Floodplain Restoration
Critical Aquifer Recharge Benefits of Floodplain Restoration
Floodplain Restoration Improves Water Quality
October 24, 2007
Posted by David E. Hess at 7:26 PM