Utilizing Wetlands for Stormwater Retention

by Kevin L. Shafer, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, Inc, Chicago, United States,
David E. Westfall, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas, Inc, Chicago, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: The design steps an engineer uses to develop natural wetlands to provide flood control while continuing to retain their natural functions will be analyzed. This paper will include a discussion of the wetland legislation that will sway the design, a step by step methodology to attain a wetland permit, and an analysis of design considerations which will successfully recreate the wetland characteristics while providing adequate storage capacity.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Stormwater management | Floods | Groundwater | Water resources | Hydraulic design | Legislation | Permits

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