Table 2 - Wetlands Lost and Created Under the Federal Aid Highway Program: 1996-2000

Table 2 - Wetlands Lost and Created Under the Federal Aid Highway Program: 1996-2000

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Fiscal year Acres impacted Acres mitigated Ratio of wetlands created towetlands lost
1996 1,568 3,554 2.3
1997 1,699 4,484 2.6
1998 1,167 2,557 2.2
1999 2,354 5,409 2.3
2000 2,041 7,671 3.8
Total 8,829 23,675 2.7

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Wetlands Mitigation Data Report for the Federal-Aid Highway Program, Fiscal Year 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).