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Estimating restorable wetland water storage at landscape scales

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Jones CN, Evenson GR, McLaughlin DL, et al. Estimating restorable wetland water storage at landscape scales. Hydrological Processes. 2017;1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11405

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Abstract Globally, hydrologic modifications such as ditching and subsurface drainage have significantly reduced wetland water storage capacity (i.e., volume of surface water a wetland can retain) and consequent wetland functions. While wetland area has been well documented across many landscapes and used to guide restoration efforts, few studies have directly quantified the associated wetland storage capacity. Here, we present a novel raster-based approach to quantify both contemporary and potential (i.e., restorable) storage capacities of individual depressional basins across landscapes. We demonstrate the utility of this method by applying it to the Delmarva Peninsula, a region punctuated by both depressional wetlands and drainage [...]

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Conceptual diagram of a (a) drained and (b) restored depressional basin.
Conceptual diagram of a (a) drained and (b) restored depressional basin.

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  • John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1002/hyp.11405

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noteJones CN, Evenson GR, McLaughlin DL, et al. Estimating restorable wetland water storage at landscape scales. Hydrological Processes. 2017;1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11405

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