Accession Number : ADA130997

Title :   Feasibility of Using Rational Threshold Values to Predict Sediment Impacts from Army Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn,Caryn C ; Schnell,Gary D ; Riggins,Robert E

PDF Url : ADA130997

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : This report summarizes research on the feasibility of using Rational Threshold Values (RTVs) to predict sediment-related impacts in Army training areas. The information will be useful to Army land managers who program training area maintenance. The research has indicated that local water quality standards can be used as RTVs if they are based on the aquatic community's response to the physico-chemical and volumetric characteristics of sediment pollution in a specific area. The Relative Algal Growth Index, with modifications, can also be used as an RTV for lentic systems. In lotic systems, fish population levels can be used as RTVs for certain fish species if specific criteria are met.

Descriptors :   *Environmental impact, *Sediments, *Water pollution, *Aquatic biology, *Army facilities, *Rational functions, Army training, Test facilities, Sediment transport, Water quality, Threshold effects, Value, Predictions, Response(Biology), Algae, Microorganisms, Invertebrates, Zooplankton, Fishes, Ecosystems, Environmental management

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Numerical Mathematics
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE