Wetlands Development in Moderate Wave-Energy Climates

by H. H. Allen, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
J. W. Webb, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
S. O. Shirley, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Environmental, Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: For the last three years springs of Spartina alterniflora have been planted on portions of Theodore Island, a dredged material island in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The purpose of the planting was to stabilize the northwest side of the island and a small portion of the southwest side of the island, both of which are subject to moderate wave energies. Both the northwest and southwest sides of the island are dikes that form two of the three sides of a triangular disposal area.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Islands | Wave climates | Dredged materials | Wetlands (fresh water) | Breakwaters | Levees and dikes | Environmental issues | Bays | North America | Alabama | United States | Mobile (Alabama)

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