Accession Number : ADA298184

Title :   Physical and Environmental Characteristics of Experimental Ponds at the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Smart, R. M. ; Dick, Gary O. ; Honnell, David R. ; Madsen, John D. ; Snow, Joe R.

PDF Url : ADA298184

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), located in Lewisville, TX, (330 N latitude, 970 % longitude) was developed by the Corps of Engineers' (CE) Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (APCRP) to support studies of the biology, ecology, and management of aquatic plants. The primary reason for the development of this experimental pond facility is the need for an intermediate-scale research environment to bridge the gap between small-scale laboratory, greenhouse studies, and large-scale field tests. Pond-scale testing and research are important intermediate steps in the devel- opment of technology for the solution of aquatic plant problems in large reservoir systems. The pond facility, a former Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fish hatchery, is located on federally owned land just below the dam of Lewisville Lake, a Corps reservoir which serves as the source of water supplied to the ponds. The land is controlled by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, and the facility is operated by the U.S. Army Engineer Water- ways Experiment Station's (WES) Environmental Laboratory under a 25-year, renewable agreement.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *WATER QUALITY, *AQUATIC PLANTS, STATIONS, SOURCES, ENVIRONMENTS, MANAGEMENT, BIOLOGY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, FIELD TESTS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENGINEERS, LABORATORIES, TEXAS, PONDS, RESERVOIRS, ECOLOGY, GREENHOUSE EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE