Harbor Restoration Through Improved Circulation

by Agustin E. Maristany, Northwest Florida Water Management, District, United States,
Donald H. Esry, Northwest Florida Water Management, District, United States,
Douglas E. Barr, Northwest Florida Water Management, District, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: After several episodes of massive fish kills in Old Pass Lagoon on the Florida Gulf Coast, an investigation was undertaken to identify the problems and propose cost-effective solutions. The scope of the investigation included the collection of physical and water quality data in order to characterize the Lagoon and its source waters, the identification and quantification of major pollutant sources, and the application of a three-dimensional hydrodynamic and pollutant transport model to define existing flushing patterns and evaluate the effectiveness of different restoration strategies. This paper discusses the model application and study results.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Three-dimensional models | Water pollution | Water circulation | Ports and harbors | Model analysis | Pollutants | Mathematical models | Lagoons | Water quality | North America | Florida | United States

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