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Washington State Wetlands Identification and Delineation Manual (Obsolete)

Publication number Date Published
96-94March 1997
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Author(s) Andy McMillan
Description This document was Washington State's official manual for delineating wetlands. Delineation manuals are used to determine the edge of a wetland based on three "parameters": water, plants, and soil.

As of March 14, 2011 this manual is no longer valid. Delineations should be done according to the currently approved federal manual and supplements. See WEB PAGE link below for more information.
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Keywords soil, estuaries, manual, growth, study, water, management, wetland, wetland delineation, wetlands, shoreline, shoreline management, Growth Management
WEB PAGE Ecology's Wetland delineation web page

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