Monitoring Water Quality: Neches Estuary, Texas

by Peter A. Mantz, Lamar Univ, United States,
Wenxue Li, Lamar Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A continuous monitoring project has been established in the Neches Estuary of Southeast Texas, for the purpose of investigating the influence of tidal hydraulic on sedimentation in a floating drydock basin. Water quality parameters of tidal stage, water temperature and salinity are monitored at hourly intervals, together with the ambient air temperature, suspended solids concentration and bottom depth of the basin. The electronic equipment, in continuous operation since August, 1987, requires maintenance at intervals of about three months. The data is remotely accessed, at will, by means of a telephone modem and a personal office computer.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Salt water | Estuaries | Water pollution | Basins | Air quality | Air temperature | Hydraulics | Texas | United States

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