- Wetland Restoration
Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC (2000)
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This is the result of the 1996 restoration project to turn open mud
flats into vegetated wetlands to support aquatic plant and animal
life. The new project involved the beneficial use of dredged material to restore
42 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands in Kingman Lake, Washington, DC.
The material, approximately 190,000 cubic yards, would be hydraulically dredged from
the federal navigation channel in the Anacostia River, District of Columbia and
Prince Georges County, Maryland. Dredging was also required to create a tidal gut system
and lagoon in Kingman Lake.
Following consolidation, the dredged material will be planted with
approximately 720,000 plants. AquaDams® were used to isolate a 250
acre fill disposal area and control tidal flows. The fill material
was needed to elevate the mud flats in order to grow special aquatic plants.