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Effects of Section 404 Permits on Wetlands in North Dakota

Table 3

Table 3. Purpose of 87 discharges of fill material into wetlands authorized under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act by nationwide permits 13, 14, and 26 and by individual permits; prairie pothole region of North Dakota, 1987 - 1991. Parenthetical entries are percentages.

Road crossing or road upgrade24 (28)
Bank stabilization17 (20)
Bridge replacement or construction16 (18)
Dam modification or construction11 (13)
Boating (i.e., pier construction)10 (11)
Commercial development (i.e., construction of a parking lot)4 (5)
Miscellaneous3 (3)
Channel cleaning2 (2)
Total87 (100)

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