HARRIGTON SALT MARSH STUDY INTERIM REPORT

This report covers the technical monitoring of attempts to establish marsh vegetation by complete transplanting throught plug transplants and by seeding. This alternate marsh was constructed to replace the original slat marsh which was lost during a reconstruction of U.S. Route 1. Plant growth on the experimental marsh was evaluated for two years following construction. This report places emphasis on various physical and biological factors influencing plant growth, colonization patterns and a comparison of the growth and productivity of what remains of the original marsh and that of the experimental. The study concluded that the experimental marsh appears to be in transition. For all practical purposes, the normal portions of the sod area are as productive as all controls. The dry areas of the dump increased significantly due to the extensive development of scirpus. Wet area characteristics are also noted. On the whole the marsh is recovering. Presently exposed substrate surfaces will be approaching full vegetation by 1979.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  United States  04402
  • Authors:
    • Vadas, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Paper 78-77 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM