Accession Number : ADA185072

Title :   Application of CE-QUAL-W2 to the Savannah River Estuary .

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hall, Ross W

PDF Url : ADA185072

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This report details the application of a two-dimensional, laterally averaged, water quality code, CE-QUAL-W2, to the Savannah River Estuary. Two levels of kinetic formulations were tested: (1) dissolved oxygen (DO) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD); and (2) DO, BOD, nutrients, and algae. Experiments were conducted using the DO-BOD formulation to demonstrate the utility of CE-QUAL-W2 for investigating changes in upstream regulation and BOD loadings. Sensitivity analyses were conducted using both kinetic formulations in order to investigate the importance of tidal boundary constituent concentrations. The numerical water quality code permitted the characterization of longitudinal and vertical gradients and demonstrated its usefulness for estuarine environmental assessment. The application revealed two critical problem areas: geometrical schematization and specification of external head boundary constituent profiles.

Descriptors :   *WATER QUALITY, *ESTUARIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, GEORGIA, RIVERS, WATER CHEMISTRY, OXYGEN, BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND, NUTRIENTS, ALGAE, SENSITIVITY, HYDRODYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE