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Successful restoration of filled wetlands at four locations along the Texas Gulf Coast


Earthen fill material was deposited into coastal wetlands at four locations, without prior authorization from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The filled wetland areas were located adjacent to the Hayes Ridge Lake, Redfish Bay, Port Bay, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway of the Texas Gulf Coast. The fill material was removed by construction machinery, and the impacted areas were restored to the previous contour elevation. The previous hydrodynamic regime was established when the contour elevations were restored. The restored areas were allowed to revegetate through natural processes. Revegetation of the restored areas was satisfactory, and the previously filled areas provide viable habitat for wildlife.

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Pitre, R.L., Anthamatten, F. Successful restoration of filled wetlands at four locations along the Texas Gulf Coast. Wetlands 1, 171–178 (1981).

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