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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Robert H.-
dc.contributor.authorHains, John J.-
dc.contributor.authorAshby, Steven L.-
dc.contributor.authorJabour, William E.-
dc.contributor.authorNaugle, Burl.-
dc.contributor.authorSpeziale, Barbara.-
dc.identifier.govdocTechnical Report EL-94-6-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.description.abstractWest Point Lake is a large hydropower reservoir constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Chattahoochee River in west-central Georgia. Water quality and mixing characteristics are markedly impacted by water and material loads from the river and by within-lake processes. In general, the lake is nutrient-rich and highly productive, and exhibits pronounced patterns in the distribution of chlorophyll and turbidity. Data derived from LANDSAT images and limnological surveys, as well as data resulting from intensive sampling in selected areas, were used to describe and assess observed patterns in the distribution of water quality variables. Cluster analyses identified four distinct lake regions characterized as lake-like with moderate to low nutrients and productivity (cluster 1), turbid nutrient-rich and advective (cluster 4), and intermediate to high in nutrient concentration and turbidity level. The latter regions are potentially sensitive to changes in nutrient input (cluster 2) or turbidity level (cluster 3). Conditions in the tailwater below West Point Dam were influenced by (a.) hydrograph changes resulting from hydropower operation, (b.) local impacts from inflowing tributaries, and (c.) "loss reactions," including oxidation, adsorption, and sedimentation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Mobile District.en_US
dc.format.extent203 pages/14.48 Mb-
dc.publisherEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherU.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report ; EL-94-6-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectLimnology--West Point Lake (Ga. and Ala.)--Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectWater quality management--Georgiaen_US
dc.subjectReservoirs--Chattahoochee River--Evaluationen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental monitoring--West Point Lake (Ga. and Ala.)en_US
dc.titleLimnological assessment of West Point Lake, Georgiaen_US
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