Stream/ Wetland Alteration

Stream or wetland alteration, also known as hydrologic modification, occurs when stream channels are modified, dams are constructed, or when streambank or shorelines erode.


In Mississippi, the primary concern related to hydrologic/habitat modification is sedimentation and other physical changes to a stream as the result of loss of riparian (i.e. buffer) zone vegetation and the resulting erosion. More...


Hydrologic modification activities in Mississippi are managed primarily through US Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and Section 404 Permits, MDEQ's 401 Water Quality Certification, and MDEQ dam permits. More...
Wetland losses are another concern in Mississippi. More...


In July, 2002, Mississippi enacted a new law making riding motorized vehicles (ATVs, etc.) in public waterways without the landowner's written permission a violation of state law (Miss. Code 51-1-4). More...