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Evaluation of Water Quality/Environmental Management Surveys on USACE Managed Reservoirs and Waterways
Victor F. Medina, Afrachanna D. Butler, Erich B. Emery, and Gerard A. "Tony" Clyde
This technical report (TR) details the results of a water quality/environmental management (WQ/EM) survey that was provided to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts and divisions. The WQ/EM survey found that flood risk management was the most important congressionally authorized purpose, and was the highest funded activity. These results were followed by water quality, navigation, and recreation for importance. Agricultural impacts (i.e., nutrients, erosion, and pesticides) were the most critical upstream factors affecting WQ/EM. Critical reservoir factors were fisheries and algal blooms. In most cases, the results showed that there were very broad sets of WQ/EM purposes, factors, and issues. Limited resources in terms of funds and personnel will have to be applied to maximize positive benefits.
43 pgs / 2.1 mb
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