Accession Number : ADA302993

Title :   Monitoring of Sediments and Nonpoint Source Pollution Removal at the Spring Creek Wetland Project, Bowman-Haley Lake, North Dakota.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Downer, Charles W. ; Myers, Tommy E.

PDF Url : ADA302993

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Bowman-Haley Reservoir is a popular lake located along the western part of the North Dakota/South Dakota border. The lake was constructed in 1966 as a flood control and water supply reservoir. Although little of the water in the lake has been used for water supply, the lake became a popular recreation area due to a general lack of water-related activities available in the semiarid region. The lake initially had good water quality; however, as the lake aged, water quality declined. Suspended solids, excess nutrients and corresponding turbidity, excess algae growth, and low winter dissolved oxygen concentrations are the main concerns. Recreational use of the lake has also declined. The local Soil Conservation Service developed a plan to improve the water quality of the reservoir (Soil Conservation Service 1990) which primarily consists of reducing nonpoint source pollution through good agricultural land management. In addition, a 23-acre1 wetland was constructed in 1991 on Spring Creek with the dual purposes of water quality enhancement and creation of waterfowl nesting habitat. The wetland was constructed on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lands upstream of the reservoir by the Bowman Slope Soil Conservation District and Ducks Unlimited.

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *WETLANDS, *WATER QUALITY, *SOIL CONSERVATION, SOURCES, REMOVAL, OPTIMIZATION, MONITORING, WATER, GROWTH(GENERAL), SOLIDS, NUTRIENTS, OXYGEN, WINTER, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, HABITATS, LAND USE, POLLUTION, SEDIMENTS, AGRICULTURE, RECREATION, DISSOLVING, STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, WATER SUPPLIES, FLOOD CONTROL, SPRINGS, ALGAE, DISPERSIONS, TURBIDITY, WATERFOWL, NORTH DAKOTA, DUCKS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Agricultural Engineering
      Protective Equipment

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