Restoration of Lost Lake, recovery of an impacted Carolina Bay

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Lost Lake is one of approximately 200 Carolina bays found on the Savannah River Site (SRS). Until 1984 Lost Lake was contaminated by heavy metals and solvents overflowing from a nearby settling basin. Up to 12 inches of surface soil and all vegetation was removed from the bay as part of a RCRA removal action. A plan for restoration was initiated in 1989 and implemented in 1990 and 1991. Extensive planning led to defined objectives, strategies, treatments, and monitoring programs allowing successful restoration of Lost Lake. The primary goal of the project was to restore the wetland ecosystem after a ... continued below

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Wike, L.D.; Gladden, J.B.; Mackey, H.E. Jr. & Rogers, V.A. September 1, 1995.

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Lost Lake is one of approximately 200 Carolina bays found on the Savannah River Site (SRS). Until 1984 Lost Lake was contaminated by heavy metals and solvents overflowing from a nearby settling basin. Up to 12 inches of surface soil and all vegetation was removed from the bay as part of a RCRA removal action. A plan for restoration was initiated in 1989 and implemented in 1990 and 1991. Extensive planning led to defined objectives, strategies, treatments, and monitoring programs allowing successful restoration of Lost Lake. The primary goal of the project was to restore the wetland ecosystem after a hazardous waste clean up operation. An additional goal was to study the progress of the project and the success of the restoration activity. Several strategy considerations were necessary in the restoration plan. The removal of existing organic soils had to have compensation, a treatment scheme for planting and the extent of manipulation of the substrate had to be considered, monitoring decisions had to be made, and the decision whether or not to actively control the hydrology of the restored system.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017508

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  • National interagency workshop on wetlands, New Orleans, LA (United States), 3-7 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95017508
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0126
  • Report No.: CONF-9504194--2
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102167
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624842

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Wike, L.D.; Gladden, J.B.; Mackey, H.E. Jr. & Rogers, V.A. Restoration of Lost Lake, recovery of an impacted Carolina Bay, article, September 1, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624842/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.