Hydrology of Mid-Atlantic freshwater wetlands

Kristen C. Hychka, Robert P. Brooks, Charles Andrew Cole

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Abstract

Hydrology is a key variable in the structure and function of a wetland; it is a primary determinant of wetland type, and it drives many of the functions a wetland performs and in turn the services it provides. However, wetland hydrology has been understudied. Efforts by scientists from Riparia, a wetland and aquatic systems research center at Penn State University, have advanced the understanding of wetland hydrology in the Mid-Atlantic Region over the past two decades primarily through a series of studies at a set of long-term monitoring sites. This work contributed to four primary issues in wetland hydrology: validation of regional hydrogeomorphic classification schemes, establishment of reference criteria for monitoring and assessment, identification of targets for restoration or mitigation, and evaluation of the hydrologic behavior of created vs. non-created wetlands. This chapter (1) summarizes some of the key findings of hydrologic studies of wetlands from the published and non-published research of wetland scientists associated with Riparia and secondarily, (2) describes general, seasonal, and inter-annual hydrologic patterns of the water level data that has been collected at some of the long-term monitoring sites or reference sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages109-127
Number of pages19
Volume9781461455967
ISBN (Electronic)9781461455967
ISBN (Print)1461455952, 9781461455950
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

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Hydrology
Wetlands
Fresh Water
hydrology
wetlands
wetland
Riparia
monitoring
Mid-Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic region
Research
surface water level
water level
mitigation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Hychka, K. C., Brooks, R. P., & Cole, C. A. (2013). Hydrology of Mid-Atlantic freshwater wetlands. In Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice (Vol. 9781461455967, pp. 109-127). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5596-7_4
Hychka, Kristen C. ; Brooks, Robert P. ; Cole, Charles Andrew. / Hydrology of Mid-Atlantic freshwater wetlands. Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967 Springer New York, 2013. pp. 109-127
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Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967 Springer New York, 2013. p. 109-127.

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Hychka KC, Brooks RP, Cole CA. Hydrology of Mid-Atlantic freshwater wetlands. In Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice. Vol. 9781461455967. Springer New York. 2013. p. 109-127 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5596-7_4