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  • Benchmark sedimentation survey of the lower Cache River wetlands.


  • The Cache River located in the southernmost part of Illinois flows through an area containing the Cache River Wetlands. These unique and important wetlands were designated as a Ramsar Site in 1996. Drainage activities divided the Cache River in half in the early 1900s, effectively separating the river into the Upper and Lower Cache Rivers. The Lower Cache River contains a remnant of a vast wetland system called the Lower Cache River State Natural Area (LCRSNA), commonly referred to as Buttonland Swamp. Sediment inflow from several tributary streams has an impact on the wetland. Previous research has determined that 217,000 tons of sediment were deposited in Buttonland Swamp between 1986 and 1988. The wetlands of the Lower Cache River have been targeted for preservation and restoration by state, federal, and private environmental organizations. A program to monitor the sediment deposition rate within the wetland area at regular intervals would be useful in evaluating and guiding preservation and restoration efforts. This project established a benchmark measure of the deposition rates and cross-sectional profiles at selected locations in the LCRSNA wetland.

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Volume or Year: 2001
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Date Created: 9 24 2004
Date Last Modified: 2 14 2003

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