Factors Influencing Oxygen Depletion in Green Bay

by Martin T. Auer, Michigan Technological Univ, Dep of, Civil Engineering, Houghton, MI, USA,
Raymond P. Canale, Michigan Technological Univ, Dep of, Civil Engineering, Houghton, MI, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Dissolved oxygen depletion in the lower Fox River (Wisconsin) and Green Bay (Lake Michigan) have historically been tied to discharges of organic matter from municipal waste treatment plants and the pulp and paper industry. Despite reductions in those discharges, oxygen depletion occurs over a wide area of the bay. Quantification of tributary loads, primary production and biochemical oxygen demand in the water column, and sediment oxygen demand points to nutrient enrichment and resultant cultural eutrophication as the cause of hypolimnetic oxygen depletion. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Bays | Oxygen demand | Oxygen | Waste treatment plants | Dissolved oxygen | Water pollution | Water treatment plants | Lakes | Municipal wastes | Wisconsin | North America | Lake Michigan | United States

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