Howard County, Maryland
Mercado Consultants was sent to a failing section of Frederick Road in Ellicott City. A pre-visit investigation was conducted using online resources to determine if we were likely to find wetlands. Hydric soils were identified on USDA’s Web Soil Survey, which required onsite soils tests. On site, we looked for evidence of wetlands and delineated the boundaries to the onsite WUS. Soil samples were taken to check for the existence of hydric soil, and vegetation was assessed to see if it was hydrophytic. Photographs were taken showing the condition of the stream at the time of the investigation.