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Title: Application of CE-QUAL-W2 to the Savannah River estuary
Authors: Hall, Ross W.
Keywords: Water quality--Measurement--Computer programs
Water quality--Savannah River Estuary (Ga. and S.C.)
Savannah River Estuary (Ga. and S.C.)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Technical Report;EL-87-4
Abstract: This report details the application of a two-dimensional, laterally averaged, water quality code, CE-QUAL-W2, to the Savannah River Estuary. Two levels of kinetic formulations were tested: (1.) dissolved oxygen (DO) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and (2.) DO, BOD, nutrients, and algae, Experiments were conducted using the DO-BOD formulation to demonstrate the utility of CE-QUAL-W2 for investigating changes in upstream regulation and BOD loadings. Sensitivity analyses were conducted using both kinetic formulations in order to investigate the importance of tidal boundary constituent concentrations. The numerical water quality code permitted the characterization of longitudinal and vertical gradients and demonstrated its usefulness for estuarine environmental assessment. The application revealed two critical problem areas: geometrical schematization and specification of external head boundary constituent profiles.
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