Lower Missouri River Water Quality Model for Evaluating Flow Alterations

by Dorothy H. Tillman, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Mark S. Dortch, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology

Abstract: A modified version of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) one-dimensional (longitudinal) stream water quality model, QUAL2E, was applied to the lower Missouri River to evaluate the effects of reducing release flows from Gavins Point Dam on key water quality constituents. QUAL2E was successfully calibrated and verified using data collected by the Omaha and Kansas City Districts. A key to the successful calibration was the inclusion of algae as a state variable.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Hydrologic models | Water flow | Rivers and streams | River flow | One-dimensional flow | Flow control | Hydraulic models | Missouri River | Nebraska | North America | United States | Kansas City | Omaha

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