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Title: Water quality changes caused by extension of the winter navigation season on the Detroit-St. Clair River system
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District
Sletten, Robert S.
Keywords: Detroit River
Water quality
Great Lakes
Winter navigation
Saint Clair River (Mich. and Ont.)
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 88-10.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine how the water quality in the Detroit-St. Clair River System may change if the navigation season is extended from early January to the end of January. The study looked at background water quality, the effects of ship passage, and sedimentation rates. Background water quality in the study area has been continually improving since 1967. In the main shipping channel where ship passage studies were conducted, there were no significant relationships between the passage of a ship by a point and water quality. The rate of natural sediment accumulation increased during the winter.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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