Anaheim Bay Wetland Restoration and Enhancement—An Overview

by Laurence J. Purcell, San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego, United States,
Thomas D. Johnson, San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The Port of Long Beach has completed a 116-acre wetland restoration project at the National Wildlife Refuge in Seal Beach, California. Construction required more than ten months and involved the conversion of predominantly grassy upland areas to 46 acres of salt marsh habitat, 58 acres of open water, and 12 acres of mudflat. The project resulted in a 16 percent increase in available Refuge wetland habitat. A multi-year monitoring program has been implemented to provide periodic evaluations of habitat value and of the project's effectiveness in attaining restoration goals. The project provided the Port with 153 acres of mitigation credit at a cost of $46,000 per acre.

Subject Headings: Bays | Wetlands (coastal) | Ecological restoration | Salt water | Water resources | Aquatic habitats | Construction costs | Environmental issues | California | United States

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