Innovative Wetland Re-creation in Urban Setting

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by C. Lynn Miller, Greiner, Inc, Tampa, United States,
George G. Feher, Greiner, Inc, Tampa, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: The project site is a 106 hectare, mixed-used, commercial development east of Tampa, Florida and at the westerly limit of the town of Brandon, Florida. Delaney Creek traverses the site from east to west. The majority of the site is within the 25 year floodplain. The flow length across the site was increased by rerouting the creek and providing low-flow, meander channels within the creek. Approximately 39% of the site area is committed to surface water management or wetland mitigation design. More than 90,000 wetland-species plants were included in the final mitigation design. The paper describes the difficult design conditions on the site and the final, permitted and constructed wetland system.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Urban areas | Wetlands (coastal) | Innovation | Rivers and streams | Environmental issues | Surface water | Sustainable development | Coastal management | Systems engineering | Hydraulic design | North America | Florida | United States | Tampa

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