Evaluation of Water Quality/Environmental Management Surveys on USACE Managed Reservoirs and Waterways
Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States
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This technical report TR details the results of a water qualityenvironmental management WQEM survey that was provided to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE districts and divisions. The WQEM survey found that flood risk management was the most important congressionally authorized purpose, and was the highest funded activity. These results were followed by water quality, navigation, and recreation for importance. Agricultural impacts i.e., nutrients, erosion, and pesticides were the most critical upstream factors affecting WQEM. Critical reservoir factors were fisheries and algal blooms. In most cases, the results showed that there were very broad sets of WQEM purposes, factors, and issues. Limited resources in terms of funds and personnel will have to be applied to maximize positive benefits.
- Water Pollution and Control