Data Collection Program for the Design of a Wetlands Restoration Project

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by Javier Weckmann, Tetra Tech, Inc, Pasadena, United States,
Lisa Watanabe Sales, Tetra Tech, Inc, Pasadena, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Considerations in Coastal Zone Management:

Abstract: In this paper, a data collection program developed for wetland restoration projects in Southern California is described. The program will include itemized parameters in a checklist-type approach to determine and prioritize the data requirements for each stage or phase of a complete restoration project. These data include hydrology, geotechnical conditions, water and sediment quality, vegetation and habitat characteristics, land ownership and easements, and local regulatory guidelines. The program will identify significant data gaps and at what stage of the design process these data will be necessary. Further field investigation and additional studies can then be planned and incorporated into a comprehensive timeline for the wetland restoration project. The paper utilizes data, reports, and studies prepared for the Batiquitos Lagoon Enhancement Project in Carlsbad, California.

Subject Headings: Project management | Data collection | Ecological restoration | Wetlands (fresh water) | Field tests | Water quality | Information management | Hydrologic data | North America | California | United States

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