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Water in KentuckyNatural History, Communities, and Conservation$
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Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168685

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001

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Wetlands of Kentucky

Wetlands of Kentucky

Connecting Landscapes and Waterways

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(p.151) Chapter Fourteen Wetlands of Kentucky
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Water in Kentucky
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Stephen C. Richter

Michelle Guidugli-Cook

David R. Brown

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0014

This chapter discusses characteristics of wetlands, where they are found, history of loss and degradation, and regulation and conservation of wetlands. Although wetlands have received much less public attention and research than streams in Kentucky, they are equally important habitats because they perform ecosystem functions that are valuable to humans and wildlife alike. Functions include flood attenuation, filtration of pollutants and sediments, water storage and supply, and wildlife habitat, many of which have human values. The chapter closes with wetland protection successes and efforts to address shortcomings through development of wetland assessment techniques and improved wetland preservation and mitigation.

Keywords:   Wetland Functions and Values, Water Quality, Wetland Impacts, Wetland Regulation, Wetland Assessment, Wetland Mitigation

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