Dispersion of Proposed Effluent Discharges and Saltwater Intrusion in Cooper River. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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An existing comprehensive physical model that correctly reproduced tides, tidal currents, and density currents throughout the Charleston Harbor was used to determine what quantity, if any, of effluents discharged into Cooper River would be transported from three proposed discharge points located between miles 30 and 37 on Cooper River to the mouth of the freshwater intake canal for the reservoir located at mile 43 and subsequently through the intake canal into the reservoir proper. In addition to travel times of the effluents to critical locations, it was desired to determine the maximum concentrations of the effluents in Cooper River and Back River Reservoir. It was desired to know the rates of increases of effluent concentrations at critical locations should the freshwater discharge from Pinopolis reduce to zero. It was also desired to know if there would be saltwater intrusion into Back River Reservoir during operation of the Schedule C and Schedule E hydrographs.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control