Urban Wetlands for Multi-Disciplinary Stormwater Management

by Robert W. B. Hicks, Dayton & Knight Ltd, Canada,
E. Regts, Dayton & Knight Ltd, Canada,
Harlan G. Kelly, Dayton & Knight Ltd, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


The evaluation of a stormwater management wetlands facility, from conceptual planning stages to final construction and operation, involves the interaction of many disciplines and agencies. The District of Matsqui, British Columbia, Canada, Fishtrap Creek Master Drainage Plan, provides an excellent example of the collective functions and associated constraints of wetland design. The functions and constraints, including hydrology, ecology, and recreational, aesthetic and educational values, produced the multi-disciplinary requirements of this project. Following a brief description of the project location, each of these wetland functions and constraints are examined. A discussion of the engineering significance of the project is added to the conclusions.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Construction management | Wetlands (fresh water) | Project management | Urban and regional development | Hydrology | Ecosystems | Canada | British Columbia

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