Effects of sediment removal on vegetation communities in Rainwater Basin playa wetlands.

  title={Effects of sediment removal on vegetation communities in Rainwater Basin playa wetlands.},
  author={Benjamin J. Beas and L. Smith and Theodore G. Lagrange and Randy Stutheit},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  • Benjamin J. Beas, L. Smith, +1 author Randy Stutheit
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Journal of environmental management
  • Sedimentation from cultivated agricultural land use has altered the natural hydrologic regimes of depressional wetlands in the Great Plains. These alterations can negatively affect native wetland plant communities. Our objective was to determine if restored wetlands are developing plant communities similar to reference wetland conditions following hydrologic restoration. For this study, hydrology was restored via sediment removal. Thirty-four playa wetlands in reference, restored, and… CONTINUE READING
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