Enhancing Diked Wetlands in Coastal California

by Robert Coats, Philip Williams & Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Carl Farrington, Philip Williams & Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Philip Williams, Philip Williams & Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: Significant areas of wetland in coastal California are diked off from full tidal action. These areas retain considerable value as wetland, and their management and enhancement present unique opportunities and challenges. Successful enhancement design is facilitated by: 1) a clear statement of biological and hydrologic objectives; 2) site-specific information on topography, soils, runoff, tidal regime, and flow control structures; 3) judicious use of computer models.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (coastal) | Tides | Hydrologic models | Water resources | Water flow | Flow control | Structural control | Computer models | North America | California | United States

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