Skip to Main Content
Little Cypress Creek study: A watershed restoration option for protection of wetlandsAuthor(s): Lisa Gandy; Randy Roberson; Tom Foti
Source: In: Proceedings of a Conference on Sustainability of Wetlands and Water Resources, May 23-25, Oxford, Mississippi, eds. Holland, Marjorie M.; Warren, Melvin L.; Stanturf, John A., p. 65-74
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (234 KB)
DescriptionThe Little Cypress Creek watershed, which is the home of the Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park and Natural Area, is one of the only remaining examples of a headwater swamp ecosystem left in Arkansas. An increase in water elevations and a change in species composition were noticed in the park in late 1970. A study of the upper watershed of Little Cypress Creek was conducted to identify potential factors causing these changes. Water elevations, vegetative composition, and physical modifications were recorded and compared to historical information. A conceptual model of the watershed was developed summarizing current understanding and hypotheses. Although natural variability in rainfall explains some of the changes observed, roads, beaver dams, clearing, levee construction, and irrigation tail water inputs contribute to hydrologic changes in the study area. The vegetation changes observed in the study area are likely due to multiple stressors rather than any single factor.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationGandy, Lisa; Roberson, Randy; Foti, Tom. 2000. Little Cypress Creek study: A watershed restoration option for protection of wetlands. In: Proceedings of a Conference on Sustainability of Wetlands and Water Resources, May 23-25, Oxford, Mississippi, eds. Holland, Marjorie M.; Warren, Melvin L.; Stanturf, John A., p. 65-74
- Breeding distribution of the marbled murrelet in Redwood National Park and vicinity during 1988
- Forest restoration at Redwood National Park: a case study of an emerging program
- Forest restoration at Redwood National Park: exploring prescribed fire alternatives to second-growth management: a case study
XML: View XML