Changsha Baxizhou Islands Wetlands

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Client: Changsha Pilot Land Development and Construction

Location: Changsha, China

Mr. Merkelbach worked with SWA Group (the landscape architect) in designing a wetland park on the south end of Baxi
Island in the Xiang River. He worked in developing a channel network and assigning water elevations to maximize the wetland edge. He also engineered large woody debris (LWD) structures in select locations to prevent scour of the wetland channels during large flood events. A series of perch poles for birds were designed throughout this wetland park to mimic natural habitat structure typically found in wetland and river systems. He also worked in developing a wetland plant framework to create a diverse palate of emergent and woody species that would provide year round food sources for both bird and pollinator species.

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