Development and Application of a Model for Restoring a Vegetation Belt to Buffer Pollutant Discharge

수질 오염물질 배출저감을 위한 완충식생 복원 모델 개발

An, Ji Hong;Lim, Chi Hong;Lim, Yun Kyung;Nam, Kyeong Bae;Pi, Jung Hun;Moon, Jeong Sook;Bang, Je Yong;Lee, Chang Seok

  • Received : 2015.09.24
  • Accepted : 2016.03.14
  • Published : 2016.03.31


In order to improve water quality in the Paldang Lake, a riparian vegetation belt, treatment wetland, and artificial floating island were designed for introduction in the upland field, the estuary of tributaries, and the section of water facing mountainous land, respectively. We synthesized vegetation information collected from a reference river and found that herbaceous, shrubby, and tree vegetation zones tended to be dominated by Phragmites japonica, Phalaris arundinacea, etc.; Salix gracilistyla, S. integra, etc.; and S. koreensis, S. subfragilis, and Morus alba, respectively. In our plan, the herbaceous vegetation zone, which is established on floodplains with a high frequency of disturbance, will be left in its natural state. A shrubby vegetation zone will be created by imitating the species composition of the reference river in the ecotone between floodplain and embankment. A tree vegetation zone will be created by imitating species composition on the embankment slope. In the treatment wetland, we plan to create emerged and softwood plant zones by imitating the species composition of the Zizania latifolia community, the Typha orientalis community, the P. communis community, the S. integra community, and the S. koreensis community. The floating island will be created by restoring Z. latifolia and T. orientalis for water purification purposes.


Artificial floating island;Reference river;Riparian vegetation belt;Treatment wetland


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