Accession Number:

ADA128059

Title:

GREAT I (Great River Environmental Action Team) Sediment and Erosion Work Group Appendix. Upper Mississippi River (Head of Navigation to Guttenberg, Iowa).

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1975-1979,

Corporate Author:

GREAT RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The Sediment and Erosion Work Group has demonstrated that sediment from upland and streambank erosion poses an immediate and serious threat to the vital environmental resources of the Mississippi River corridor. The nature and extent of the sediment problem has been determined and solutions studies, and target areas identified. Widespread sedimentation will only be remedied by controlling erosion from upland areas under agricultural use, and diking and shoreline protection can be used at strategic locations to help prevent further decline of habitat by preventing fire sediments from accumulating.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE