Water Quality Study in an Arid Region Lake: Lake Bosten, Northwest China

by Dongwei Zhu, Cent for Exposure Assessment, Modeling, Athens, United States,
Steve C. McCutcheon, Cent for Exposure Assessment, Modeling, Athens, United States,
Guo-an Zhang, Cent for Exposure Assessment, Modeling, Athens, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)

Abstract: This paper gives a brief description of Lake Bosten, its importance to Xinjiang Province of the PRC, objectives of an on-going study, and some preliminary results. This on-going study is intended to determine the feasibility of integrating modeling studies into resource management in this area of the world. This site seems well suited for such an evaluation. Some data have been collected since the 1950s and extensive data collection and study have been going on since 1987. The specific goals of this study are: a) evaluate important factors in the water and salt balances in the Lake; b) calibrate and validate hydrodynamic and water quality models for the Lake; and c) simulate management scenarios for the Lake.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Lakes | Model analysis | Hydrologic models | Salt water | Water resources | Water pollution | Arid lands | Feasibility studies | China | Asia | Xinjiang

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