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Title: Effects of tow traffic on the resuspension of sediments and on dissolved oxygen concentrations in the Illinois and upper Mississippi Rivers under normal pool conditions
Authors: Johnson, Jeffrey H.
Keywords: Dissolved oxygen
Illinois River
Mississippi River
Sediment transport
Suspended sediments
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Environmental Effects Laboratory (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station)) ; no. Y-76-1
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the effects of single and multiple tow traffic on the resuspension of riverbed sediments and on dissolved oxygen concentrations at several locations on the Illinois and Upper Mississippi Rivers during normal pool conditions. In total, 19 separate tows were monitored on the Mississippi River and 21 tows on the Illinois River at locations chosen to correspond to upper, middle, and lower river reaches. Specific sampling sites were selected so that maximum effects (changes in concentrations) of tow traffic on potentially productive side channel habitats could be tested. Besides side channel sampling stations, three other stations were positioned along a transect across the river proper to determine if sediments resuspended from the middle of the river move laterally to shoreward areas.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report Y-76-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 185 pages/5.96 MBs
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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