Water Quality Management Techniques for Reservoirs

by Robert H. Kennedy, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
G. Dennis Cooke, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Abstract: The curtailment of nutrient, organic matter, and sediment loads to reservoirs is a direct means for improving water quality. However, the recycling of nutrients and/or the failure to sufficiently reduce loads may lead to continued problems. Therefore, in-lake water quality management techniques need to be further developed and evaluated. These include dredging, chemical or physical treatment, aeration and mixing, biological controls, and structural or operational modification.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Quality control | Reservoirs | Water resources | Nutrient loads | Sediment loads

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