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|Handbook on reservoir releases for fisheries and environmental quality
|National Reservoir Research Program (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Nestler, John M.
Walburg, Charles H.
Novotny, Jerry F.
Jacobs, Kenneth E.
Swink, William D.
|Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: This instruction report identifies and discusses many of the downstream environmental quality effects of general reservoir project operation, peaking hydropower operation, and flood control operation. Individual design and operation elements are identified, when possible, and the specific environmental effects of each are detailed under topic headings. Some of the topics addressed in this handbook include the effects of daily and weekly minimum low flows, effects of fall drawdown, effects of highly fluctuating flows, and relative effects of surface versus deep release. Each topic is defined and discussed; recommendations are presented which, in many cases, will alleviate the detrimental environmental quality effects of reservoir project operation.
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