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Results of preliminary reconnaissance trip to determine the presence of wetlands in wet forest habitats on the Island of Hawaii as part of the Hawaii Geothermal Project, October 1993

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Title:Results of preliminary reconnaissance trip to determine the presence of wetlands in wet forest habitats on the Island of Hawaii as part of the Hawaii Geothermal Project, October 1993
Authors:Wakeley, J.S.
Sprecher, S.W.
Lichvar, R.
Keywords:reconnaissance
Big Island
Puna
Hawaii
Hawaii Island
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Kilauea East Rift Zone
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LC Subject Headings:Geothermal resources--Environmental aspects--Hawaii--Kilauea (Hawaii Island)
Geothermal resources--Environmental aspects--Hawaii--Puna
Environmental impact analysis--Hawaii--Kilauea (Hawaii Island)
Environmental impact analysis--Hawaii--Puna
Date Issued:25 Feb 1994
Publisher:Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Wakeley JS, Sprecher SW, Lichvar R. 1994. Results of preliminary reconnaissance trip to determine the presence of wetlands in wet forest habitats on the Island of Hawaii as part of the Hawaii Geothermal Project, October 1993.
Abstract:In October 1993, the authors sampled soils, vegetation, and hydrology at eight sites representing a range of substrates, elevations, soil types, and plant community types within rainforest habitats on the Island of Hawaii. Their purpose was to determine whether any of these habitats were wetlands according to the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual. None of the rainforest habitats they sampled was wetland in its entirety. However, communities established on pahoehoe lava flows contained scattered wetlands in depressions and folds in the lava, where water could accumulate. Therefore, large construction projects, such as that associated with proposed geothermal energy development in the area, have the potential to impact a significant number and/or area of wetlands. To estimate those impacts more accurately, they present a supplementary scope of work and cost estimate for additional sampling in the proposed geothermal project area.
Description:Report Number: DOE/OR/22109--T1
Pages/Duration:33 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10524/18763
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