Estuarine Environmental Impact Assessment Using a Three-Dimensional Circulation and Transport Model

by J. M. Hamrick, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


Two case studies of estuarine environmental impact assessment using a recently developed three-dimensional circulation and transport model are presented following a brief overview of the model's formulation and features. The first case study involves assessing the impact of filling approximately 10 square kilometers in the lower James River, Virginia to expand a dredge spoil disposal site. The second case study involves the application of the model to determine the dilution and mixing of an industrial discharge into the York River, Virginia.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Estuaries | Environmental issues | Water pollution | Rivers and streams | Hydrologic models | Water discharge | Water resources | Virginia | United States

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