The U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are jointly studying the hydrology of a long-existing natural wetland and
a recently restored wetland in the Kankakee River Valley in northwestern Indiana. In characterizing the two wetlands, project investigators are testing
innovative methods to identify the analytical tools best suited for evaluating the success of wetland restoration. Investigators also are examining and
comparing the relations between hydrology and restored wetland vegetation.