Emergent wetland species are planted in a buoyant matrix that floats at the water surface. The roots of these plants grow through the matrix and take up the nutrients they need to grow directly from the water, potentially decreasing nutrient concentrations.

Floating Wetlands Structure and Impact

Emergent wetland species are planted in a buoyant matrix that floats at the water surface. The roots of these plants grow through the matrix and take up the nutrients they need to grow directly from the water, potentially decreasing nutrient concentrations.

diagram floating wetlands water quality plants chesapeake bay watershed stormwater nutrients

Author(s)Brianne Walsh
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-03
AlbumHuman > Management/Restoration
TypeGraphic
Dimensions980 x 1030
Filesize335 kB
Number of Downloads103
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBrianne Walsh, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)