Mechanical Harvesting of Aquatic Plants. Report 2. Evaluation of Selected Handling Functions of Mechanical Control.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The U.S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, is continuing their efforts toward instituting environmentally compatible, large-scale aquatic plant control and management programs. The Jacksonville District requested that the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station continue their efforts towards implementing an aquatic plant mechanical control system. The program was devoted to a defining a conceptual framework and acquiring engineering data for developing performance criteria for selected functions inherent in mechanical harvesting, b soliciting concept designs from industry, and c purchasing a mechanical systems for control of aquatic plants. This report describes the field experiments conducted and the engineering data collected. A system for mechanical control of submersed plants was delivered in mid-July 1979. Author
- Civil Engineering