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Design and implementation of watershed restoration projects in the Manell and Geus Watersheds in southern Guam


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Author(s):
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EAEST)
Title:
Design and implementation of watershed restoration projects in the Manell and Geus Watersheds in southern Guam
Publication Date:
2014
Publication Place:
Barrigada, Guam
Institution:
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EAEST)
Page(s):
76
Abstract:
"The primary objective of this project was to assess the Manell and Geus Watersheds and design demonstration projects to stabilize stream bank and create riparian buffers in the Manell and Geus Watersheds in Southern Guam. The project objective was to demonstrate practices that improve stream stability and reduce the amount of sediment entering the downstream coastal waters, thereby reducing impacts to coastal benthic habitats and increasing coral reef health. The streams and riparian zones were initially assessed for feasibility of erosion control. As a result of the assessment, two types of erosion control best management practices were designed to reduce sediment loads in the Manell and Geus Watersheds: 1) Vegetative methods were used to stabilize the nearby stream banks; 2) Installation of riparian buffer strips using vegetative methods and other natural materials were used to test lower cost, low maintenance options that can be used in other locations as funding becomes available. Based on the initial survey and assessment, the project was designed and included installation and maintenance tasks that could be completed by community volunteers."
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Notes:
FY2012 CRCP Project ID 559; Project Title: Implementation of Priority Watershed Projects in Guam; Product 303: Manell-Geus Watershed Restoration Report; Principal Investigator: Valerie Brown

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