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The dirt on sediments

National Wetlands Newsletter

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Abstract

In the wetland science field, sediment deposition is often thought of as being beneficial especially when one thinks of coastal estuarine systems. For example, sediments deposited from streams and rivers are necessary to naturally build and maintain tidal marshes. These sediments come from eroded upland soils in the interior of the continent. When these sediments are diverted from natural coastal deposition areas, such as occurs from river channelization, we lose marshes through subsidence as is happening throughout coastal Louisiana. However, the value of eroded soils is all a matter of hydrogeomorphic perspective.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The dirt on sediments
Series title:
National Wetlands Newsletter
Volume
32
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Environmental Law Institute
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
National Wetlands Newsletter
First page:
25
Last page:
26
Country:
United States