Biological applications for stabilization of dredged material, Corpus Christi area : six month preliminary report
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The following is a preliminary report of the first six months of the research project. This included a time period from early summer (June) to early winter (November). Because the normal growing year in this area is from spring to late fall it is not the best time for a summary report. Successful planting establishment would normally be determined in a year following planting under ideal spring conditions. Therefore, this report describes preliminary findings and discusses the progress of the research program to date with the understanding that some of the early findings may be changed after the next phase of the project. The method of study was described in the research proposal. Two study areas were selected on Rincon and Harbor Island dredge material sites. The sites at Rincon included upland, shoreline, and a submergent area , and the sites at Harbor Island included upland and shoreline areas. Control submergent areas were selected at Laguna Madre and a test site selected at Mud Island in Aransas Bay. Plants were collected from various locations in the Corpus Christi Bay area both near and distant from the study sites. Plants were selected from a range of edaphic conditions and were prepared to represent several vegetative stages of development in an effort to determine those effects on transplant viability as well as determining which species are most useful for stabilization purposes.