USACE Huntington Post Huntington, West Virginia Visit Event Website
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Over 50 percent of the wetlands in the United States have been removed over the last 200 years, including approximately 90 percent of the wetlands in Ohio. Constructed wetlands are successfully being used to restore them for a variety of purposes, including habitat restoration for select threatened bird and amphibian species; wastewater and stormwater treatment; flooding reduction; and passive and active recreational opportunities for the public.
In this presentation, Brian Tornes, PE will review how the natural function of wetlands allows them to be used in such a wide variety of ways, providing examples of successful applications for each. He will also briefly review key design considerations when developing a constructed wetland and discuss the requirements for operation and maintenance of a constructed wetland.