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Unformatted text preview: A Synthesis of the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project in the Cinaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia Juliana Corrales (jcorr028@fiu.edu) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University Introduction The mangrove forest in Cinaga Grande de Santa Marta has a mean production of 2.5 g C m 2 per day. Mangrove wetlands generate ample services: provide habitat for birds, fish and other wildlife. regulate water quality. reduce shoreline erosion, offering flood protection. moderate climate. support numerous economic activities. Objective Synthesize several studies and remedial activities that have been done as part of the Rehabilitation Project in the CGSM, and identify the current status of the mangrove forest. Description of the Problem The construction of highways disrupted major hydrological linkages at both freshwater and marine boundaries....
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course CWR 5104C taught by Professor Miralles during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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