Predictive Techniques for Marina Water Quality Assessment

by M. R. Morton, Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, United States,
M. Z. Moustafa, Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, United States,
J. Greenfield, Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, United States,
A. C. Cavacas, Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


The construction of new marinas in coastal areas requires as assessment of potential impacts on water quality as a part of the permit process. This paper summarizes a study sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) to select appropriate simple, mid-range, and complex models for assessing water quality in coastal marinas. The models were applied to several existing coastal marinas in the southeastern United States to determine how well they could simulate measured conditions. The predictive models are recommended for use by regulatory agencies as well as developers to determine potential water quality problems associated with construction of a marina and to evaluate alternative designs to determine the one which is optimal from an environmental standpoint.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Ports and harbors | Quality control | Construction management | Coastal processes | Sea water | Water pollution | Computer models | United States

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