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Title: Final Study Report : Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms
Authors: Ecology and Environment, Inc.
LimnoTech
Keywords: Algal blooms
Sediments
Dredging spoil
Erie, Lake
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Buffalo District.
Abstract: The main objective of this study was to conduct a coordinated field sampling/laboratory testing and modeling program designed to assess the relative contribution of open-lake placement of Toledo Harbor dredged material to bioavailable phosphorus, water clarity/turbidity, and harmful algal blooms production in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). The objectives of the field/experimental portion of this project were to monitor the response of the WLEB to the open-lake placement operations and to provide input and calibration/corroboration data for an existing linked hydrodynamic-sediment transport-eutrophication model (WLEEM) that LimnoTech has developed for assessments of the type proposed for this study. The Final Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for the Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms was prepared that detailed the field sampling program designed to meet the study objectives. A description of the experimental approach and model input data is provided in Section 2 of the SAP. Section 5 of this report provides a detailed list of project objectives and a discussion of how the study findings related to these objectives.
Description: Study Report
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/40762
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