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Title: Implementation of the large-scale operations management test in the state of Washington
Authors: Dardeau, Elba A.
Lazor, Robert L.
Keywords: Aquatic plant control
Operations research
Aquatic weeds
Weed control
Environmental management
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.Miscellaneous Paper A-82-7
Abstract: During FY 79, the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Miss., completed the first phase of its 3-year Large-Scale Operations Management Test (LSOMT). The LSOMT was designed to develop an operational plan to identify methodologies that can be implemented by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Seattle (NPS), to prevent the exotic aquatic macrophyte Eurasian watermilfoil (Myrophyllum spicatum L.) from reaching problem-level proportions in water bodies in the state of Washington. The WES developed specific plans as integral elements of the LSOMT, including Test Site Selection, Monitoring, Reporting, Treatment, Public Awareness, and Training. During FY 79, the WES accomplished a significant portion of the LSOMT, as follows: (A.) Test Site Selection: selected five test sites in the state of Washington from 13 water bodies identified by NPS as operational interest, scientific interest, or strategic importance. (B.) Monitoring: Conducted remote-sensing missions, ground surveys, and diver-efficiency surveys at test sites and identified and determined limits of factors critical to the establishment, growth, and spread of Eurasian watermilfoil. (C.) Reporting: Inventoried reporting techniques used for both the monitoring and treatment elements of an aquatic plant management program. (D.) Treatment: Implemented and evaluated two types of mechanical treatment, a fragment barrier system and hand-pulling. (E.) Public Awareness: Participated in four NPS-sponsored public meetings, two radio interviews, and preparation of two newspaper articles. (F.) Training: Conducted two aquatic plant management workshops.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper A-82-7
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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