Continuous DO Simulation at Springfield, Missouri

by James E. Scholl, (A.M.ASCE), Hydro.; CH2M HILL, Inc., 7201 N.W. 11th Place, P.O. Box 1647, Gainesville, Fla. 32602,
Ronald L. Wycoff, (A.M.ASCE), Water Resources Engr.; CH2M HILL Inc., 7201 N.W. 11th Place, P.O. Box 1647, Gainesville, Fla. 32602,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 69-82

Document Type: Journal Paper


Receiving water impacts on the James River near Springfield, Missouri, were evaluated using the Continuous Stormwater Pollution Simulation System (CSPSS), developed for the 1978 Needs Survey. Since 1954, six major fishkills have occurred on the James River after storm events. The conducted receiving water analysis (using CSPSS) indicates that urban stormwater pollution was not the major cause of these fishkills. Rather, it appears that the low DO concentrations observed on the James River were due to a combination of factors which may include the resuspension of dry-weather benthic deposits, poor quality secondary effluent, and infiltration inflow into the Springfield collection system.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Stormwater management | Rivers and streams | Weather conditions | Hydrographic surveys | Water use | Municipal water | Storms | North America | Missouri | United States

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