Analysis of Flood Peak Moderation by Depressional Wetland Sites

  • John M. Kittelson


This paper presents the results of a hydrologic analysis of seven wetland sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin. All seven sites are in topographic depressions and have relatively small upstream watersheds. These ‘depressional wetlands’ are widespread in the prairie pothole region of the US and Canada. They are of hydrologic interest because flooding problems in the region can be severe and because evidence indicates that drainage of depressional wetlands exacerbates these problems (Moore and Larson, 1979).


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