Bodkin Island Wetland Restoration Project Design

by Jack E. Davis, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
S. T. Maynord, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
J. W. McCormick, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Mary C. Landin, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Robert A. Evans, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Robert Blama, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Bodkin Island in the Chesapeake Bay will be increased by 2 hectares through placement of dredged material to create nesting and brood habitat for black ducks. The enlarged island will have uplands, and high and low marshes with intertidal channels and pools with submerged aquatic vegetation. The interdisciplinary planning and design study includes numerical model investigations, island design, vegetation selection, and planning for post-construction monitoring.

Subject Headings: Islands | Sustainable development | Ecological restoration | Wetlands (fresh water) | Vegetation | Model analysis | Numerical models | Numerical analysis | Mathematical models | Dredged materials | Chesapeake Bay region

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