Accession Number:

ADA200535

Title:

Water Quality Changes Caused by Extension of the Winter Navigation Season on the Detroit - St. Clair River System

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine how the water quality in the Detroit-St. Clair River System may change if the navigation season is extended from early January to the end of January. The study looked at background water quality, the effects of ship passage, and sedimentation rates. Background water quality in the study area has been continually improving since 1967. In the main shipping channel where ship passage studies were conducted, there were not significant relationships between the passage of a ship by a point and water quality. The rate of natural sediment accumulation increase during the winter.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE