Scientists from 10 Land-Grant Universities have provided new information about hydromorphic, hydric, and subaqueous soils. With this information, federal, state, local, and private entities have been able to better manage shellfish stocks, plan dredging and waste disposal, and construct stable roads, bridges, docks, and dams. Researchers also determined the amount of carbon these soils can store. The data collected by Multistate Research Project NE-1038 Hydromorphic Soils (NE-1038)
has also led to more accurate models of the environmental impacts of fracking, rising sea levels and more.